Musk publishes poll asking if he should reinstate Trump

Musk publishes poll asking if he should reinstate Trump

The Twitter saga reached new heights on Friday as San Francisco-based Elon Musk ruled social media The company continued to take new twists and turns.

Ever since Tesla’s CEO took over, he has banned remote working and asked employees to work 80 hours a week. What happens to those who do not obey? According to Musk, they are out.

Here’s a liveblog of the latest developments.

Musk asks Twitter users if he should allow Trump back on the platform

November 18 at 5:15 pm

Just before 5 p.m. Friday, Musk decided to poll Twitter users on the issue of national security. “Reinstate former President Trump,” he wrote without any question marks, but with a yes or no option.

By 5:15 p.m., the vote polled over 1 million votes, 61.6% of respondents said Donald Trump should be allowed back on Twitter and 38.4% said he should not. Trump’s account was permanently suspended after January 6, 2021, “due to the risk of further incitement to violence,” Twitter wrote in a blog. those days,

Musk didn’t indicate when he planned to make a decision, tweeting just six minutes after sharing the original poll: “Vox populi, vox Dei.” The phrase, from Latin, means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Mass resignations reportedly leave Twitter with just 2,500 employees

November 18 at 1:30 pm

The purge continued on Thursday just two weeks after Elon Musk eliminated nearly half of Twitter’s workforce (about 3,700 jobs), with 1,200 full-time employees effectively resigning by choosing not to opt-in. Elon Musk’s Google Form The two reportedly agreed they would participate in their own “extremely hardcore” version of Twitter. Good luck And this new York Times,

The latest exodus will leave Twitter with about 2,500 employees, down from 7,500 at the end of October.

according to business insiderThursday’s resignations include Twitter’s payroll department, US tax team and financial reporting team.

Musk calls secret meeting for software engineers

November 18, noon

Musk reportedly shot off an email Friday morning calling on “anyone who actually writes software” to meet him on Twitter at 2 p.m. today, as staff shortages continue amid chaotic acquisition by Tesla chief, Forbes Is. informed of,

industry insider zoe schiffer shared the same information on Twitter and said Musk asked those interested in attending the meeting to email “a bullet point summary of what your code has accomplished over the past 6 months.”

“Again, no context as to what this is about,” Schiffer wrote. “We know Twitter’s engineering team has been devastated by layoffs and resignations. What’s next?”

it comes after the cipher informed of On Thursday night, Musk informed employees at Twitter’s offices that they would be out of the offices with their badge access suspended until November 21. While this has happened once before – following an initial round of layoffs earlier this month – this shutdown appears to be of particular concern to Twitter users, with several tweeting about the site’s possible shutdown in the coming days. Joshua Bote, Technical Editor, SFGATE wrote Thursday.

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