Twitter’s founder and former CEO apologized on Saturday, a day after the social media company’s thousands of employees, In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey wrote that he “greatly grew the size of the company.”
“People on Twitter, past and present, are strong and resilient,” he wrote, “They will always find a way out no matter how difficult the moment. I realize that many people are angry with me. Why everyone is in this position is my responsibility: I grew the size of the company very quickly. I apologize for that.”
“I am grateful to, and love everyone who has ever worked on Twitter,” she couple, “I don’t expect it to be mutual in this moment… or ever… and I understand.”
sinceFor $44 billion a week ago, his team has made several changes. On Friday, the company wrote an email to its employees, saying that “the job cuts were necessary to further the company’s success.” According to reports from Reuters and other media outlets, Musk was looking to lay off as much as he could. With approximately 7,500 employees, he wants to make the social media platform profitable.
Several top Twitter executives, including CEO Parag Agarwal, were also fired after Musk took control.
musk isFor accounts with a blue verification badge. The new strategy, he said, will give Twitter a revenue stream to reward content creators. Opponents of the approach say it would make it easier for users to spread propaganda or impersonate someone else on Twitter. Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked Musk’s idea of charging user fees.
Many worry that making changes to Twitter will lead to an explosion of hate speech and spam on the platform. Under Musk’s ownership, Twitter has seen a significant, according to a new study. Researchers at Montclair State University found that Twitter saw a much more “hostile” environment in the 12 hours immediately after Musk took ownership.
“These issues are not new, and the people targeted by hateful conduct are not numbers or data points. We are going to continue investing in policy and technology to make things better,” said Joel Roth, Twitter’s head of security and security.on Monday.
Musk hasn’t explicitly said what will be tolerated on stage since the boom began, though he did retweet Roth’s statements about the boom. Last week, Musk said Twitter would create “a content moderation council with widely diverse perspectives” and that no major content decisions would be made before that council convenes.
Musk said Tuesday night, “Twitter will not allow anyone who is not allowed to return to the platform for violating Twitter’s rules until we have a clear process in place for doing so, including It’ll take at least a few more weeks.” “Twitter’s Content Moderation Council will be comprised of representatives with widely differing views, which will certainly include the civil rights community and groups facing hate violence.”