Employees Who Publicly Criticized Elon Musk Was Sacked From Twitter

At least three Twitter staff members spared the mass firings that reduced the company’s personnel in half and were let go after criticizing their new leader on the social media site. One of them, Eric Frohnhoefer, responded to Elon Musk’s post in which he apologized for Twitter’s lag in several nations.

Musk said, “App makes>1000 badly batched RPCs only to render a home timeline.” Frohnhoefer noted that Musk’s claim is “false” after six years of development work on Twitter for Android.

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He responded with the work his team has done for the app and gave a few reasons why it’s slow: “First, it’s bloated with features that get little usage. Second, we have amassed years of tech debt by trading velocity and features over perf. Third, we spend a lot of time waiting for network answers.”

The multi-company CEO then asked him what the correct number was and what has he done to repair Twitter for Android, which has been “extremely slow. “Frohnhoefer responded to a user who suggested that he should have contacted his employer secretly and that he should have asked questions quietly, “Maybe he should ask questions privately.

Maybe through Slack or email.” After that, Musk announced on Twitter that Fronhoefer had been sacked. The former Twitter app engineer told Forbes that he had not heard from Twitter regarding his termination and that his laptop had “simply shut off,” adding that it has been difficult to function because “[n]o one trusts anyone within the company now.”

Also, the former Twitter employee said, “people were more open and felt like they could criticize, and now that’s not the case” before Musk’s takeover. According to Bloomberg, Ben Leib, another engineer, was also let go.

The same apology tweet from Musk received a response from Leib, who said that as a former “tech head for timelines infrastructure at Twitter,” Musk didn’t know what he was talking about.

Then there’s Sasha Solomon, a tech lead for the business who responded to the same Musk tweet with her own and later revealed that she, too, had been sacked. Since Elon Musk formally acquired Twitter, there have been significant changes there.

He promptly fired the social network’s top executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, and imposed mass layoffs that resulted in the loss of about 50% of the social network’s workforce.

Additionally, Twitter introduced the $8 monthly Blue subscription, which gave everyone with the money access to quick verification. However, by making the blue checkmark simple to obtain, impersonation and fraudulent accounts with real-looking identities increased on the internet.

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