Firing Twitter staff by email unmasks Musk’s malice


There are reports that Elon Musk has fired 3,700 people from their Twitter jobs, about half of the total staff.

Apart from the first four senior staff sacked by Musk it is unlikely he would have any idea who the others are or what this will do to their lives. He has stopped their internal email accounts, so they won’t have the opportunit­y to tell him what they think of him in return. It seems odd that they were informed by email. Couldn’t they just receive a message via Twitter, or doesn’t he trust the platform enough? Most people get fired on site, possibly too time consuming if he has to meet, greet and exit 3,700 people. The other option, a bit more cowardly, was to send a letter by mail.

As one of the few people in the world who do not use social media, I am unsure what the magic of Twitter is and from what I read, Facebook usage is declining. Maybe my old Myspace site is still there although I haven’t checked it for a decade or so. I think we all need to go outside, smell the flowers and be real people again.

Dennis Fitzgerald Melbourne, Australia

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