The New York Times is reporting that Elon Musk has already started firing Twitter’s top executives.
Breaking News: Elon Musk is said to have started cleaning house at Twitter, firing at least four top executives as he completes his takeover of the company. https://t.co/e9R0oWrTFW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 28, 2022
From the article:
SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk has started cleaning house at Twitter with the firings of at least four top executives on Thursday, said two people with knowledge of the situation, as the billionaire closes his $44 billion takeover of the social media company.
The Twitter executives who were fired include Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief executive, Ned Segal, the chief financial officer, Vijaya Gadde, the top legal and policy executive, and Sean Edgett, the general counsel, said the people, who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Several other outlets are reporting on it as well:
Elon Musk officially owns Twitter. He fired several top executives as one of his first moves, people familiar with matter say. https://t.co/Lu39cYDnuV
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 28, 2022
Reaction to the news was swift (and often hilarious):
Elon Musk shortly before he fired the CEO, CFO, and the head of “trust and safety” at Twitter. pic.twitter.com/HnvEN4oLws
— Walter Sobchak (@WalterSobchakSr) October 28, 2022
— Sébastien Lintz (@SebastienLintz) October 28, 2022
— 𝕂𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕒𝕝𝕂🇦🇽 (@CallMeK1123) October 28, 2022
As for the Chief Twit himself, this is what was on his mind as the news of the firings broke:
Falcon 9’s first stage has landed on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship pic.twitter.com/bIFlERy14S
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 28, 2022
Looks like Elon Musk is having quite the day on more than one level.