Twitter: the fate of the social network hangs by a thread after Elon Musk’s ultimatum

With the mass resignation of workers and the hashtag #RIPTwitter trending for two days in a row.


The future of Twitter  will depend on the new actions of Elon Musk.

Twitter ‘s future  seemed to hang in the balance on Friday after its offices were shuttered and key employees resigned in defiance of an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk .

According to former employees and various US media, hundreds of employees answered “no” to the ultimatum of the new owner and boss, who had given them the choice between working tirelessly to “build a revolutionary Twitter 2.0 ” or leaving with three months’ salary.

Musk, also a Tesla and SpaceX boss , has been under fire since he took over Twitter when he bought it for $44 billion.

Half of the 7,500 employees of the Californian group were fired two weeks ago and at least another 700 had already resigned in the boreal summer, even before being sure that the purchase-sale operation would materialize.

“My friends are gone, there’s a storm coming, and there’s no financial incentive. What would you do?” tweeted Peter Clowes , an engineer who rejected Musk’s ultimatum.

The mogul’s attempts to re-verify users with a controversial subscription service spawned many fake accounts and pranks, and caused major advertisers to back away from the platform.

On Friday Musk appeared to go ahead with his plans, reinstating previously banned accounts, except for former President Donald Trump ‘s , which was blocked after the 2021 storming of the Capitol.

“The decision on Trump hasn’t been made yet ,” said Musk, the world’s richest man.