The future of Twitter looked uncertain after its offices were temporarily locked down by Elon Musk. Some of the company's employees resigned in protest.
The sudden departure of some of Twitter's employees raised concerns about the company's future. It is one of the most influential platforms in the world and serves as a vital communication tool for celebrities, politicians, and corporations.
Elon Musk, who is the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla, has been criticized for his radical changes at the company he recently purchased for about $44 billion.
This week, Musk told his employees that they either have to be extremely hardcore or lose their jobs, in an internal memo.
Musk had already fired about half of Twitter's employees. He also scrapped a work-from- home policy. Despite his attempts to transform the company, the changes have been met with mixed reviews.
One of the employees who left Twitter said that she was not a hardcore person.
His plan to introduce a subscription service that would have subjected users to a contentious review has resulted in numerous fake accounts and pranks. According to Musk, the impending demise of the platform drove record-breaking engagement.
He made light of the situation by sharing a meme of an actor who was pretending to be over a grave. The Twitter logo was superimposed over the individual and the tombstone, and more than 1.3 million people liked the post.
During the early hours of the morning on the West coast, Musk posted a message about how many people were signing in to see if the platform was going to be dead. He claimed that he was not overly concerned about the platform's future.
However, an internal message from the company revealed that the offices were temporarily closed. Even with a badge, access to the company's facilities was restricted.
In an internal memo, Musk asked his employees to follow a link to confirm their support for the "new Twitter."
Had they not done so, they might have lost their jobs. In addition, they would have received months of severance.
The government reportedly grew impatient with Musk's handling of Twitter, especially since the platform had a significantly reduced workforce.
A group of US senators criticized Musk's plan for the platform, saying it endangered its safety and integrity. They also warned that it could be abused for fraud.
A top regulator in the European Union criticized Musk's plan to decrease the number of people who are responsible for moderating the platform.
The head of the EU's Competition Commission said that he was confident that Twitter would still be able to operate in Europe.
A government spokesperson stated that the German government was closely monitoring the situation with Twitter.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Daily Cable.