After the controversy over the blue check paid and a class action for unexpected layoffs, Twitter faces another problem in a few weeks.
A clumsy start for Twitter which, after laying off half of its employees, is now backtracking. On Friday at 9 a.m. San Francisco time, 3,700 workers received a message on their corporate messaging system. He warns them that they have lost their jobs. Twitter fired them. Now the company picks up the phone and asks to come back. Some were fired in error, but others were called back because management miscalculated and only later realized that certain employees’ backgrounds and positions were crucial to building Twitter’s new features. .
After the paid blue check controversy, some celebrities quitting Twitter, and a class action lawsuit of employees being fired without notice, he too now has to deal with this change of plans. This is reported by sources inside the company, reported by Bloomberg. Everyone is pointing the finger at Musk, but Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, chooses to carry his own charge and officially apologizes on the social network.
Jack Dorsey’s Apology
The former CEO watches with trepidation the chaos generated by Musk and decides to have his say on Twitter. “I also have responsibilities if everyone is in this situation: I increased the size of the company too quickly. I am sorry for that. Dorsey added, “I’m grateful and love everyone who has worked on Twitter. I don’t expect it to be reciprocated right now…or ever…and I get it. The response to Dorsey’s comments has been mixed.
The UN also raises its voice for human rights
Half of the employees were fired over email, while others discovered they had lost their jobs when they could no longer log into their company profile. The case of the wrongful dismissals caused such a stir that even the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, raised his voice. “Elon Musk is committed to ensuring respect for human rights on Twitter. Like all businesses, it needs to understand the harms associated with its platform and take steps to address them,” Turk explained, “respecting our shared human rights should be the foundation for using and evolving of the platform”.
The new guidelines on identity theft
In the meantime, Musk has announced a crackdown on identity theft and fake Twitter accounts. “Any name change will temporarily result in the loss of the blue tick without warning,” he explained. Additionally, “any impersonation where the word parody is not specified will be suspended.” A method of verification “will make journalism more democratic and give more power to the voice of the people”. He then wrote on the social network “Twitter must become by far the most accurate source of information on the world. This is our mission”.