End of layoffs at Twitter, the platform would seek to hire. Certification with Twitter Blue may not return on November 29.
Twitter should no longer fire anybody. Elon Musk would have made this statement during a meeting with employees still in office after the boss’s request to work more and more. According The Verge who was able to hear part of the conversation, the company is even looking to hire for its engineering and sales teams.
End of layoffs at Twitter, the platform would seek to hire
Elon Musk would therefore have made this announcement on the same day as many layoffs in the teams responsible for sales and partnerships. Robin Wheeler, head of advertising sales, and Maggie Suniewick, vice president of partnerships, had been laid off for not wanting to lay off more. And all of this happened after the new owner halved the payroll.
Elon Musk did not specify the roles Twitter is looking for during this meeting, according to The Verge, but in his own words, “for the most vital hires, people who are good at writing code are the top priority.” Employees were able to take advantage of this meeting to ask questions of the new CEO regarding the future of the company, and in particular to try to find out if Twitter plans to move its headquarters to Texas like Tesla did. According to Elon Musk, this is not planned, but having a HQ in both states could be quite logical.
Elon Musk also said that moving to Texas could “suggest that Twitter has gone from left to right”, which is not the case, he assures. “It’s a centrist takeover of Twitter…to be the town square, we have to represent people from very different backgrounds, even if we don’t agree with them,” he added. As The Verge specifies it, Twitter recently fired people who publicly disagreed with Elon Musk…
Certification with Twitter Blue may not return on November 29
In addition to answering questions about the internal workings of the company, Elon Musk added that Twitter may not ultimately relaunch the paid certification until the end of the month. The platform had paused signups for its $8-a-month Blue subscription with certification included after seeing a big spike in imitation accounts and other fake accounts.
Elon Musk had said that paid certification could return on November 29, but today he told employees that the system will not be relaunched until he can be sure to prevent these shams. Also, Twitter could offer individuals and organizations different tick colors. Twitter already has a gray “Official” check mark reserved for organizations, but the platform seems to want to make this indicator more visible and recognizable.
Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation.
Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2022