Twitter’s dictator, Elon Musk, all of a sudden shut down offices after hundreds of people have submitted their resignations. Employees reject working under Elon Musk’s new vision for the social media platform. Mass resignation is the result of Elon’s ultimatum asking Twitter staff to commit to a “hardcore” work environment or “accept a buyout”. Therefore, fans are anxious that Twitter is shutting down forever.
In retaliation to so many employees putting down their papers, Elon suddenly shut down Twitter offices on Thursday, that is November 17th. The company officials have informed the existing staff that all the buildings are being temporarily closed. In fact, their ability to re-enter with ID access is under suspension for the time being. You can expect the offices to reopen on Monday. Thus, the mass resignation has generated concerns about Twitter’s future. In fact, #RIPTwitter relentlessly floods social media.
Is Twitter Shutting Down?
The dramatic step to close Twitter offices came almost an hour after the Tesla owner asked the staff of Twitter to formally sign on to his new “extremely hardcore” plans for the company. Thus, this new plan has wreaked havoc and most of the staff have submitted their resignations. Indeed many think that this social media site is apparently on the edge of a mountain. On the other hand, some have already accepted its death. Therefore, the hashtag “RIPTwitter” began to trend on the Internet. In fact, users are sharing extremely funny memes and posts. Indeed, they are emphasizing on the fact that the platform might shut down very soon.
Reaction of the people
Since Elon Musk took over the reins of Twitter in his hands, many celebrities have already committed deactivation of their accounts. According to these celebrities, the present and future of this social media site are shaking in risk. For example, Gigi Hadid bid adieu to Twitter after Elon fired several employees. Gigi Hadid addressed Musk’s takeover as a ‘Cesspool of Hate and Bigotry’.
The world’s wealthiest man has come up with many controversial changes. Indeed, the policy of “Twitter Blue” has given birth to many fake accounts. In fact, the emergence of these fake accounts have added fuel to the already existing chaos. Indeed what is ironic is the fact that the proposal has done the opposite of what it intended to do. It has enabled the emergence of countless fake accounts. Thus, this results in dissipating more and more inauthenticity into the heart of the Twitterverse. Indeed, it has torn apart the credibility of this social media site.
A latest instance of this chaos is a fake Twitter account impersonating LeBron James. The fake account recently made it public that the basketball star was requesting a trade away from the Lakers. Thus, the situation is farcical. It is a grim farce. Other victims of this menacing situation include athletes like Connor McDavid and Aroldis Chapman. Shortly afterwards, Jimmy Fallon’s fake death news began to circulate on Twitter. Thus, Elon’s vague policies and insensible decisions have certainly attacked the credibility of the site. We mourn the present scenario. We feel nostalgic when we recollect the time when Twitter stood a class apart for being “informative”. It shone bright as a platform for “free speech”.