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- Images circulated of 2 alleged engineers from the Twitter social network who would have been fired after Elon Musk bought the platform on October 27.
- But the people who appear in these contents have no relationship with the company. The protagonists of the video, whose Twitter accounts are @tszzl and @0interestrates, made several publications about this prank.
- Elon Musk himself echoed these contents on the social network, following the parody game.
Circulate on social media different images of 2 alleged engineers of the Twitter social network who would have been fired after Elon Musk will buy the platform on October 27. But it is false: the people who appear in the videos have no relationship with the companyand they have recognized in social networks that they made a joke.
Two people posed as Twitter employees
They spread on social networks multiple images of 2 alleged employees of the Twitter social network who would have been fired on October 28, just one day after Elon Musk bought the platform. Along with texts such as “Elon Musk continues the purge” or “Musk kicking out the globalist engineers”, the contents assure that the tycoon would have started a wave of layoffs after taking control of the company.
Other coverage on the platform, such as the one made by Reuters, also collected the statements of these 2 alleged employees, who claimed that they were fired “for no specific reason” and that the company had alleged “restructuring” reasons. [min 02:34:57].
But the people who appear in these contents have no relationship with the company. The protagonists of the video, whose Twitter accounts are @tszzl and @0interestrates, they have made several publications about the joke.
The name that one of these people gave to the media, Rahul Ligma (in reference to an Anglo-Saxon Internet meme), does not appear in any of the internal communication channels of Twitter or on platforms such as LinkedIn, ensures The Verge.
Elon Musk himself echoed these contents on the social network, sFollowing the game to the parody.
Journalists like Deirdre Bosa, who posted the picture of the 2 men as if they were really fired Twitter engineers, rectified live pointing out that he had not done enough to confirm what happened and apologized. Also has deleted the original tweet that contained misinformation.
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In short, it is a hoax that these two people are engineers fired by Elon Musk after he bought Twitter. It is a joke whose authors have echoed on social networks, and are not related to the company
On October 27, billionaire Elon Musk bought the social network Twitter for 44,000 million dollars after months of negotiations. The first move of the now owner of Twitter has been to fire the main managers of the platformpoints out Reuters, while its CEO has advanced to the company’s investors that it plans to cut up to almost 75% of staff once it takes control, according to The Washington Post.