Elon Musk is planning to purge of its ‘Woke’ employees after his takeover of Big Tech platform Twitter is complete. The billionaire tech CEO is expected to fire at least 1,000 employees, a new report indicates.
“Elon Musk is planning to fire 1,000 staffers at Twitter as soon as his purchase of the social media platform is complete,” the Daily Mail reported. “It’s believed he will fire many of the firm’s woke staff following the transfer of ownership which will take around six months, after which Musk is likely to wield the ax. But then within the next three years, Musk anticipates making thousands of new hires, swelling the ranks to around 11,000 employees, up from 7,500 currently.”
“Numbers at the company would fluctuate rising to 9,225 employees this year before falling to 8,332 in 2023,” the report continued. “Then adding a further 2,700 workers by 2025.”
“Most of the jobs being shelved would occur during the takeover period, according to a pitch deck Musk presented this week to investors and seen by the New York Times,” the report added.
While Musk expects advertising revenue to decrease to 45% of total revenue by 2028, he plans for subscriptions to pull in the remainder of revenue — potentially adding another $10 billion.
Musk is now “expected to serve as a temporary CEO of Twitter for a few months after he completes his $44 billion takeover of the social media company,” CNBC’s David Faber reported earlier this week.
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The Tesla founder and CEO has been “on the warpath” against the Woke establishment, reportedly even bringing the Big Tech platform’s Trump-banning chief counsel Vijaya Gadde to tears. She’s also expected to be axed.
Musk, known for his cryptic tweets, earlier alluded to shaking up the leadership team. He tweeted a meme that referred to an interview between Tim Pool and Gadde.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 27, 2022
“So your platform restricts speech?” Pool asked.
“Our platform promotes speech unless people violate our rules,” Gadde replied.
“In a specific direction,” he said.
“In any direction,” she argued. “It’s about a pattern and practice of violating our rules.”
Pool pointed out the obvious: “You have a pattern and practice of banning only one faction of people.”
Then, Pool cited a report from Quillette. It found that out of 22 high-profile bannings from 2015, “21 of them were only on one side of the cultural debate.”
“But I don’t look at the political spectrum of people when I’m looking at their tweets,” she claimed.
At the Met Gala last Saturday, Musk discussed his vision for the platform with the Associated Press.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 3, 2022
“Well, I mean, the goal that I have, should everything come to fruition with Twitter, is to have a service that is broadly — is as broadly inclusive as possible where ideally most of America is on it and talking!” Musk told the AP.
“I think just generally, the — I’m looking for something that’s like I said as broadly inclusive as possible, that’s as trusted as possible as a system, and I hope we are successful in that regard,” he continued.
“I’ve also vowed this publicly that we have to get rid of the bots, trolls, scams, and everything,” he added. “That’s obviously diminishing the user experience and we don’t want people to get tricked out of their money and that kind of thing.”
“I’m on the warpath!” he declared.
It looks like Woke Twitter employees have gotten the memo.
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