- Elon Musk denied a tweet, saying Twitter now has 2,300 “lively, working workers.”
- He mentioned Saturday solely 10 individuals from his different corporations had been nonetheless working at Twitter.
- Some workers from different Musk corporations, equivalent to Tesla and SpaceX, had been employed when he took over.
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Elon Musk mentioned Twitter now has about 2,300 “lively, working workers” as he dismissed a report that advised the headcount was far fewer.
He responded to the Twitter account on Saturday @unusual_whale after it tweeted a CNBC report claiming only one,300 individuals had been nonetheless full-time workers. “The word is fallacious” Musk tweeted.
“There are ~2300 lively workers at Twitter,” he wrote. “There are nonetheless tons of of workers engaged on belief and safety together with a number of thousand contractors.”
CNBC reported Friday that Twitter’s headcount has fallen to 1,300 lively workers, together with “fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title,” down from greater than 7,000 earlier than Musk took management. The outlet mentioned its numbers had been based mostly on inner information it had seen.
CNBC additionally reported that greater than 130 workers from Musk’s different corporations labored at Twitter.
Musk additionally criticized this quantity, tweeting that “lower than 10 individuals from my different corporations work on Twitter.”
Dozens of workers from Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Firm had been employed after he took over the social media firm on October 27.
The subsequent day, Tesla engineers had been at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters and met with Twitter engineers to ask them about their work and a few technical points of the platform, Insider reported.
The tech mogul mentioned he was on his solution to “fixing” Twitter. His concentrate on the corporate has angered some Tesla shareholders, with one urging Musk to seek out one other CEO for the electrical carmaker.
Final month, Musk polled Twitter customers about stepping down as Twitter CEO, with greater than 57% telling him to go.
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022
Nevertheless, Musk has but to announce who can be “dumb sufficient” to be “boss tweet“
Twitter and Musk didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark made exterior of regular enterprise hours.
In the meantime, in a civil trial in San Francisco on Friday, Musk testified about his August 2018 tweets alleging he deliberate to denationalise his auto firm with “secured financing.” He’s anticipated to proceed his testimony on Monday.