Will Elon Musk Unsuspend Journalists On Public Demand?

Elon Musk responds to the poll results on the suspension of several journalists belonging to prominent organizations including CNN, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Musk had suspended journalists following the recent policy of prohibiting sharing of live location information.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk accused several journalists from prominent media houses of endangering his family
• Now Twitter has a policy prohibiting sharing of live location information
• In a poll result, 43% of users voted to revive suspended accounts of journalists Now

What Was The Incident That Led To The Suspension Of Journalists?

Elon Musk first suspended an account that tracked his private jet. The Twitter boss called the move necessary, especially after “a crazy stalker” followed a car carrying one of his children in Los Angeles. He even blamed the account tracking his jet for following his kids.

Musk said that any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone would be suspended, as it was a physical safety violation. That includes posting links to sites with real-time location info. Posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis wasn’t a safety problem, so was ok.

Soon after Musk suspended the accounts of half-a-dozen journalists from prominent organizations after some of them reported on the suspension of the jet tracker. He called them “assassination coordinates” for his family but furnished no claim for the blame.

Elon Musk Unsuspend Journalists On Public Demand

What Was The Reaction To The Suspension Of Journalists

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Elon Musk Hires An iPhone Hacker To Fix Twitter Bugs

After fixing his team, Elon Musk is focusing on fixing the “broken” search feature on the platform and removing the non-dismissible login pop-up. The pop-up appears every time someone tries to browse and these are the things that ruin the Internet. Mr. Hotz is already hired for this job.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Musk hires Mr. Hotz as a Twitter intern for 12 weeks
• Hotz is a security hacker known for hacking iPhones

Who Is Mr. Hotz?

Mr. Hotz is a security hacker better known for developing jailbreaks for iOS in 2007. He also developed Play Station 3 reverse engineering. But it isn’t the first time that he is coming into contact with Elon Musk. The Twitter chief is already familiar with Mr. Hotz. He even tried to hire Hotz at Tesla but kept didn’t.

Mr. Hotz founded Comma.ai and according to Tech Crunch, he founded the company after getting into a fight with Musk during the Tesla episode. Hotz claimed that his firm will develop a driver assistance system that will equip other cars with Tesla Autopilot-like functionality. But Tesla claimed that it was “extremely unlikely” that Hotz could beat the Autopilot with his iPhone hacking skills. On the contrary, Hotz was determined to prove Elon Musk wrong.

Mr. Hotz Hired For Twitter

How Is Mr. Hotz Hired For Twitter?

Mr. Hotz appreciated the ultimatum Musk gave to his employees to “go extremely hardcore” or leave. Elon Musk asked him to join Twitter to fix the broken search function and remove the non-dismissible login pop-up. But it will be a 12 weeks internship period and Mr. Hotz has to perform and give results to continue his association with Twitter and Elon Musk.

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Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk In Person After Mass Exodus From Twitter

Elon Musk continues to overhaul Twitter despite facing criticism for his radical measures including long intense hours of work. In the latest step, Musk asked all software engineers to Twitter’s San Francisco office at 2 pm today.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Twitter software engineers are asked to report at the San Francisco office today
• Software engineers were told to send a summary of what their coding has achieved in the past
• Elon Musk wants to understand the Twitter tech stack with this meeting

Twitter’s New Order For Software Engineers

Software engineers received an SOS to fly to San Francisco to reach the 10th-floor office at 2 pm today for an urgent meeting. It has been made mandatory for all engineers to attend the meeting except those who can’t physically access the Bay Area or have family emergencies.

Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk

What Is The Reason For This Urgent Meeting?

This meeting will help Musk “understand the Twitter tech stack”. The engineers are told to come prepared with a bullet-pointed summary with 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of what their coding work has achieved in the past six months. The meeting would be short said a follow-up email.

Why Are Twitter Employees Resigning?

A day before, 1,200 employees resigned forcing Twitter to close its office as a protest to an “extremely hardcore” work environment after Musk asked them to commit to intense long hours of work or lose their jobs.

Elon Musk has already fired 7,500 employees, scrapped the work-from-home policy, and imposed long working hours to overhaul the social media company.

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See Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters Criticizing Mass Layoff On Twitter

Elon Musk tweeted a picture of him posing with two people with the caption “Welcoming back Ligma & Johnson!” this gives the impression that Ligma and Johnson have been hired by the microblogging site and the CEO is welcoming them. But the truth is just the opposite.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk shared a picture with two pranksters who were criticizing the layoffs at Twitter

• The latest tweet is seen as a witty reply to pranksters

• There is no information about Twitter re-hiring fired employees

Let’s Study Musk’s Tweet

Musk tweeted the picture and captioned “Welcoming back Ligma & Johnson!” Soon after he sent the second tweet adding that it was important to admit when he was wrong & firing employees was truly one of his biggest mistakes.

The billionaire admitted his mistake and welcomed the two employees – Rahul Lgma and Daniel Johnson. But they weren’t ex-employees of Twitter. They are pranksters and the tweet was a fitting reply to their pranks.

Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters

What Was The Prank Musk Replied To?

As soon as Twitter started firing employees, netizens started criticizing the mass layoff by Musk. Ligma and Johnson also pretended to be laid-off Twitter employees on the Internet. They tricked media outlets to gain attention as people were anxiously waiting to know about the mass layoff on Twitter.

People posted several images showing the layoff of Twitter employees. But Musk replied to the meme in which Rahul Ligma was seen talking to reports holding a copy of Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming’. Musk replied to that meme “Ligma Johnson had it coming”.

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New “Official” Tag And Other Latest Updates From Twitter

Elon Musk created an “Official” label for select verified Twitter accounts on Wednesday but it vanished soon. And all Musk had to say about this new label was that he just killed that. It is to be noted that Twitter already has a blue label for select verified accounts.

HIGHLIGHTS

• A new “Official” label appeared on Twitter on Wednesday only to disappear on the same day
• Twitter’s coveted blue badge is undergoing a major makeover under Elon Musk
• Elon Musk wants to levy an $8 fee for the blue badge despite heavy criticism

Why Did Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label?

Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label

It was Twitter’s latest update along with the new $8 service with the blue verification mark but it didn’t last for long. Twitter launched an “Official” label for select verified accounts including government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers, and some public figures but removed it soon after the launch.

PM Modi’s Twitter account had the “Official” label before it was withdrawn. During the launch, Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter would do many dumb things in the coming months. They would what be worked and change what didn’t.

Why Was The “Official” Label Removed?

When American YouTuber Marques Brownlee highlighted that the label had disappeared, Musk replied that he just killed that. The blue check would be a great leveler, said Musk.

What Is The Controversy Surrounding the $8 Fee?

According to Twitter’s early-stage products executive Esther Crawford, the “Official” isn’t available for sale, and nor would previously verify accounts would get the new label. But Elon Musk is sticking with his $8 fee despite facing criticism from all corners. Elon Musk asked Twitter users to criticize him all day but that … Read the rest

Twitter Sees An Exodus Of Officials For This Reason

The exodus of top management employees from Twitter continues after Elon Musk took the reins of the company. The latest to resign from Twitter is the chief customer officer and ad boss, Sarah Personette. She tweeted on Tuesday that she resigned last week.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sarah Personette and other officials resigned from Twitter
• The resignation of top advertising and marketing chiefs has added to the advertisers’ uncertainty
• Advertisers are stopping their ads on Twitter

Which Officials Left Twitter?

Chief Customer Officer and Ad Boss Sarah Personette, Chief People and Diversity Officer Dalana Brand, General Manager for Core Technologies Nick Caldwell, Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland, Head of Product Jay Sullivan, and Vice President of Global Sales Jean-Philippe Maheu have left the social media company.

Twitter Exodus Of Officials For This Reason

How Are Advertisers Responding To Twitter?

A group of over 40 advocacy organizations including the NAACP and Free Press asked the top 20 advertisers to pull their ads in an open letter fearing Elon Musk could get content moderation on Twitter. Mediabrands, a unit of ad holding company IPG, has also advised its clients to pause advertising on Twitter until Twitter takes trust-building measures and ensures safety on the platform.

It is to be noted that hateful content has skyrocketed since the change of guards at the top level. The Network Contagion Research Institute, which identifies “cyber-social threats, has already said that the use of the n-word had increased to an alarming 500% on the social media platform.

How Is Elon Musk Handling The Situation?

Elon Musk sent a tweet on Monday to reassure advertisers about brand safety. “Twitter’s commitment to brand safety is unchanged,” tweeted Musk. Also, his team is meeting with advertisers in New York as the advertisers have raised alarm … Read the rest

Twitter Will Reduce Its strength By 75% Ahead Of Elon Musk’s Deal

Twitter Inc will see a mass layoff of nearly 75% of 7,500 workers according to the Washington Post report. The report said that Tesla Chief Elon Musk updated the prospective investors in his deal to buy the social media company about his plans to cut short the company’s employees.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk plans to fire 75% of Twitter employees
• Twitter human resources staff denied any mass layoffs
• The Washington Post reported job cut was planned much before Elon Musk’s deal

What Was The Washington Post Report About Twitter?

According to The Washington Post report, Twitter planned to pare its payroll by about $800 million by the end of next year. And this number shows the departure of nearly a quarter of the workforce. But the human resources staff of the company has assured the employees that the company wasn’t planning for mass layoffs.

Elon Musk Say About The Twitter Deal

The Washington Post report mentioned the documents that show job cut plans were already in place before Elon Musk offered the deal. According to the report, the social media company wanted to reduce staff to cut down on infrastructure costs. Reuters requested Twitter for a comment on the report but Twitter didn’t respond.

What Is The Status Of The Twitter Deal?

Elon Musk tried to walk away from the deal alleging Twitter understated the number of bots and spam accounts on the social media platform. It started a series of lawsuits between the two parties. Finally, Elon Musk reversed the course and decided to go ahead with the deal.

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See Who Is Tesla Chief Is Talking To In India

Tesla Chief Elon Musk is a prolific user of Twitter with 103 million followers and he tweets over 30 times a day to all those following him. But there is one person, who can boast of having a candid conversation about plenary conquest with Musk.

Meet Pranay Pathole….

Mr. Pathole Meet Elon Musk

The 23-year-old Indian software engineer from Pune is a friend of the world’s richest man. And their friendship isn’t a recent one. It has blossomed over the years. Mr. Pathole was just a teenager when Elon Musk started replying to his tweets. Mr. Pathole lives with his parents in an upper-middle-class home in Pune. Like Elon Musk, Mr. Pathole is also an ardent user of Twitter. He works in Tata Consultancy Services.

How Did They Become Friends?

It started in 2018 when Mr. Pathole then 19 pointed out a flaw in Tesla’s automatic windshield wipers. And to his surprise, Elon Musk replied “fixed in next release”. It was a software update that the world’s richest man with a net worth of $266 billion was updating for.

Mr. Pathole said that he was blown away by seeing Musk replying to his tweets. Afterward, Elon Musk started replying to Mr. Pathole’s tweets and also private messages with headline-making company updates.

When Did Mr. Pathole Meet Elon Musk?

Mr. Pathole Meet Elon Musk

Mr. Pathole met Elon Musk on his overseas trip to the US for a master’s degree in business analytics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He took sweets for Elon Musk and hoped to get his degree and work experience. He even tweeted a picture of him with Elon Musk and the Tesla Chief liked that picture. Mr. Pathole called Elon Musk an unpredictable guy. Also, he said that he didn’t think that Musk was … Read the rest

Why Did Twitter Want Tesla CEO Elon Musk On Its Board?

Elon Musk isn’t joining the Twitter Board. The Tesla CEO was slated to join the micro-blogging site on 9 April Saturday but he informed Twitter the same morning that he won’t join, said Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal.

Highlights

• Tesla CEO Elon Musk had many discussions with Twitter over joining its board
• Elon Musk informed the company about his decision not to join the Twitter board on the day of joining
• The micro-blogging site was excited about his entry after his recent tweets
• Elon Musk toyed with radical ideas like converting Twitter headquarters into a shelter home

Why Was Twitter Bringing Elon Musk To Its Board?

Twitter Want Tesla CEO Elon Musk On Its Board

According to the company it considered Elon Musk as a fiduciary of the company and expected him to add value to it with his ideas of radical change. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal formally informed its shareholders about Elon Musk joining the board on April 5 but the Tesla CEO decided not to join the board and remain a shareholder. It is to be noted that Elon Musk is the biggest shareholder in Twitter.

After the Elon Musk incident, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said that there would be distractions ahead but their goals and priorities remained unchanged. Parag Agrawal further maintained that the decisions they make and how they execute them were in their hands, no one else’s. He called his team to tune out the noise and stay focused on the work.

What Were The Ideas Of Radical Changes Promoted By Elon Musk?

Elon Musk started a poll for turning the San Francisco headquarters of Twitter into a shelter for the homeless. He also suggested a ban on Twitter ads as it could give big corporations the power to dictate … Read the rest

Kamala Harris Draws Flak For Her Memorial Day Tweet

US Vice President Kamala Harris came earned the ire of both supporters and critics after asking the fellow countrymen to enjoy a long weekend on Saturday. But she soon changed her tweet to salute the military on America’s military Sunday.

Kamala Harris tweeted on Saturday….

“enjoy the long weekend” tweeted the Vice President and it came as a surprise for the countrymen to who the tweet was addressed but it didn’t go down well with America as Americans were preparing for the military Sunday.

Since the tweet was from her official account, Kamala Harris had little room to look for an excuse but to correct the things. And she was quick in responding to the rebuke she received from her fans, followers, and critics.

Kamala Harris tweeted on Sunday….

The Vice President saluted the military for safeguarding the freedom of the country. She said that they risked their lives just for the sake of the fellow countrymen. She further tweeted that as the country prepared to honor them on Memorial Day, the country remembered their services and their sacrifice.

It was a much-balanced tweet that the earlier one sent on Saturday. But it produced mixed feelings. And it can be said that the countrymen didn’t like the “long weekend” tweet.

See how people reacted to Kamala Harris’ tweet….

Some people said that the tween was too little and too late, while others said that the Vice President didn’t mention the military members that laid their lives in the combat in her tweet.

But Former Trump 2020 campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh severely criticized the Vice President for her Saturday tweet. And he even went to the length of saying that Kamala Harris sent the Sunday tweet after googling Memorial … Read the rest