For a man who likes to make headlines, spending $44bn to buy one of the biggest social media platforms in the world, is one way to achieve that. No sooner had Elon Musk signed the deal, he fired around half of Twitter’s staff, by email.
Some of those gone include specialists with human rights and hate speech expertise.
Twitter had been moderating content – notably expelling former US president Donald Trump.
Some major advertisers now say they are withholding their business until they see what happens next. How social media platform may change is yet to be revealed.
Presenter: Mohammed Jamojoom
Marc Einstein – Digital Media Specialist with the ITR Corporation in Kyoto, Japan.
Cara Brennan Allamano – Chief People Officer at Lattice, a people management software company in San Francisco.
Adrian Weckler – Technology Editor of the Irish Independent newspaper in Dublin, European HQ of Twitter.
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