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  • Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.

    In a message seen by the BBC, workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday 21 November.

    It did not give a reason for the move.

    The announcement comes amid reports that large numbers of staff were quitting after new owner Elon Musk called on them to sign up for "long hours at high intensity" or leave.

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    Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week – BBC News

    Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.

    In a message seen by the BBC, workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday 21 November.

    It did not give a reason for the move.

    The announcement comes amid reports that large numbers of staff were quitting after new owner Elon Musk called on them to sign up for "long hours at high intensity" or leave.

    Please subscribe HERE

    #Twitter #ElonMusk #BBCNews


    G says:

    Musk about to sink Twitter after bringing a sink to Twitter

    Midlife Crisis Tactical says:


    Polly Tiks says:

    Funny … that didn’t occur to me before. 🤔

    KK says:

    @Dotexe55 Games he’s backtracked his remote work policy, and other stuff to slow the rate of resignation. It appears he’s just poorly managing all of this.

    Arcane A says:

    @O Ws any skill*. He is a hack.

    Reasoner Enlightened says:

    Anyone who was complicit in the banning of Trump must be disposed of. That is probably half the company staff.

    Kristina Melnichenko says:

    So much media coverage and all of it shared freely on YouTube talking about how will we possibly communicate with each other without Twitter. I can’t be the only one who sees the irony. “Worrying” is so dramatic. I couldn’t be less worried.

    Notyet Skeletal says:

    Yeah I dont use it.

    Dog Walker says:

    Never used Twatter, Let conman Musk enjoy it.

    Bonnie says:

    @Vardhan Shrivastava The trouble is what most people say over time has no lasting
    or intrinsic value. It’s village pump gossip on
    a global scale.

    Vardhan Shrivastava says:

    @Bonnie I just listed one of the many ways twitter has been impact full. Quick updates during disaster, crowd sourced safety information, government notification and so on and on. Again, twitter is not perfect never has been but it still plays an outsized role as a global town square. Hate it or love it, fact remains.

    First name says:

    @Vardhan Shrivastava no it hasn’t incel.

    Negan says:

    If he runs it into the ground nothing of value will be lost

    Marek says:

    Actually a lot would be gained

    Donald says:


    KK says:

    Well I guess it’s still a Fortune 500 company and whether it’s liked or not it going away shrinks the economy by whatever impact it had, overall impact not necessarily just direct earnings.

    Blueowl Will says:

    We don’t really need Twitter anyway. Or Facebook or Instagram or even TikTok

    marti an says:

    “or even TikTok” wtf 🤣

    UpRisingDown says:

    but YT? well tv really sux. YT or vimeo n something has to enjoy ones life

    Anonymous Unknown says:

    @RIXRADvidz Grow up

    Carter Hayes says:

    @Anonymous Unknown ok boomer.

    Bonnie says:

    @RIXRADvidz Why don’t you give a reasoned argument instead of trolling? I think you are trying too hard to be relevant – despite being a boomer.

    Art by Jeremy Maya Robinson says:

    As someone who spent about 20 years without a home, I am hoping Elon Musk has the opportunity to experience the same.

    UpRisingDown says:

    @Iconoclasttastic yeah. i expected that. bitterman

    UpRisingDown says:

    @socalsp3 yes!

    Art by Jeremy Maya Robinson says:

    @Iconoclasttastic If working hard equated with wealth, immigrant laborers would be the billionaires, not privileged spoiled white-boys like Musk.

    baki sasa says:

    The mentality you have is exactly why you was homeless and continue to do so. Moron

    R4kha.R says:

    Imagine wishing someone Homeless when you are lazy homeless person who instead searching job to make better life but prioritize commenting this on YT talk about ironic

    Kristina Melnichenko says:

    I think the only people “worried” are advertisers. I think returning to qualified sources like AP, NPR, and government-issued statements and resources (just to name a few) will be good for thoughtful genuine discourse. It can’t be that hard to fathom that a relatively recent social media company ending won’t be the end of us. The media is more worried about twitter than climate change.

    Rooster 101 says:

    Elon Musk is the greatest and will lead us to victory over the Christians…ALL HAIL SATAN!!!!!

    Aaron Reed says:

    Just so you know, NO news source is safe from bias. Just try to recognize what each one is and get a well rounded “news diet”, continue to ask questions and keep calm. Peace!

    Jen-Yueh Hu says:

    Yes it is past time that government announcements are made on government websites and nowhere else. I understand that it would mean governments would then need to be responsible for their own antihacking measures, but it is still better than the circus that it is at the moment.

    Maximus Asauluk says:

    @Aaron Reed Gosh I wish there were independent organizations that would analyze bias and fact reporting of all the news sources available! Oh wait, there are…and AP ranks above almost everyone else, even higher than the BBC which itself is quite reliable. If you think they are biased, I have news for you, you are the biased one.

    atomictraveller says:

    in 1995, the u.s. government (mkuItra) was found guilty of three counts of r4plng 9 year old girls.
    oj simpson had a spectacular verdict on the same date.
    guess why. be careful who you trust, you might be backstabbing west papua (60 years silent genocide u.s. gold mining)

    Jpeg2000 says:

    I actually can´t believe people really still think this was a “business” acquisition to begin with…

    Eccentricity says:

    @Paul Just image the sort of ego you have to have to think you know more about business than the richest man in the world.

    M Magnificat says:

    It’s a version of “creative destruction” called “uncreative destruction.”

    timshaw9791 says:

    @Paul sounds like some guys try to teach the billionaire how to operate a big enterprise

    Pipo says:

    Tell us all what only you know. Enlight US.

    Pipo says:

    @DaRkLoRd1061 no its not. Musk himself sais he could help with Energie problems with less the 44 billion worldwide. Musk is anotzer billionaire selfish god complex guy.

    Bullet 1 says:

    Never used Twitter and won’t lose sleep over it…🔥💯👎

    JustSmile🙂 says:

    💯 👌🏾

    Nicholas Benedict Goh says:

    The last thing anyone wants to do is to doubt a billionaire. Imagine listening and dumping your savings to someone situated in the Bahamas for nefarious reasons…

    Even 44billion is no joke to Elon. That’s no small change. People tend to underestimate how many people live on Earth. There will be replacements eventually.

    Linda Sprenkle says:

    We could live without social media and probably alot better. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, snap chat and tik tok are mostly a waste of time and drama.

    BDCM x SYJDS says:

    💯Facts… I need this hate era caused by social media to disappear…there’s too many bullies and psychopath on line, life is already hard to deal, social media is helping nobody🤷‍♀️

    Sam04019491 Sam04019491 says:

    But not YouTube…?

    R4kha.R says:

    True, especially with the toxicity that Twitter generates literally fill with Brain dead takes mostly

    kiddadd says:

    Nah social media has potential as as to be even more fun

    Pipo says:

    You realise Twitter is important for Lots of people. Who live under oppression. Millions of people use this Plattform.

    Ryebread says:

    This could be a Greek tragedy, or more likely, a comedy

    Kaden Elijah says:

    @EMS yup

    Norseman says:

    Im 60 years old and have lived all my life without Twitter. Just saying ✌🏼😏

    M Magnificat says:

    Most working payphones now are located at airports. And they‘re not very private.

    Pipo says:

    Amazing want a trophy now

    Ste Ritson says:

    @Paul your life is dull sat in your mums house on Twitter and tik tok with no real life social interaction skills. Just saying

    Superlight 7 says:

    Yes, Musk paid over the odds. It is a worry if he pays people peanuts for long hous and does not care about people having a life.

    atomictraveller says:

    @Paul oh good, staying inside and talking to transexual kids on the internet, what a joy.
    real world wins again holmes but you wouldn’t know

    Movie Monster says:

    Isn’t the problem with Twitter that we have already given far too much power to far too many twits?

    Dean Smith says:

    “It might turn over and die!” Hope springs eternal.

    Joe Davis says:

    .. an old time Greek philosopher said, that the average person works so much, that they don’t have time to be a good citizen, or even a good friend.

    Massimo says:

    We work hard because millions on wellfare depend on us …

    Xhogun says:

    As never having had a Twitter account, can’t exactly miss something I’ve never used.

    Reasoner Enlightened says:

    Twitter is for porn, I have been told.

    A Smith says:

    @Reasoner Enlightened i did nt know that!!

    A Smith says:

    @Dog Walker 😃😃

    A Smith says:

    @Kenneth Cummings not me im not a twit either🤠

    A Smith says:

    @tamas tarczy i used to have a snail mail pen pal in germany!! Im no spring chicken as you can gather 😃

    Michael C. says:

    Elon Musk misread the tea leaves on this one: no one wants to “work long hours and at a high intensity” for a SOCIAL MEDIA APP company. If it’s done for going to Mars or saving humanity from the effects of fossil fuels, then yes. If not, the only time I’m working long hours at a high intensity is in the bedroom.

    First name says:

    Imagine needing twitter in your life.

    Proxima says:

    Imagine needing YouTube in your life. 🤡🤡🤡

    R4kha.R says:

    @Proxima YT Toxicity < Twitter Toxicity, its a big W. Here take your L+Ratio

    Reasoner Enlightened says:

    Influencers need Twitter. …as well as anyone who’s income depends on being known by many (politicians, artists, journalists, etc.). The Employee does not need Twitter, only the Owner does.

    Ste Ritson says:

    @Proxima I like your comment bud

    First name says:

    @Proxima Who says its needed?

    Hour Bee says:

    I’m old enough to remember what the world was like before social media. It was a much nicer place.

    Reasoner Enlightened says:

    the world was “nicer” because you were ignorant young individual.

    Ste Ritson says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more!! I was born in 1985 so do remember the 90s and was a more pleasant time than the hell hole now !!!

    Proxima says:

    Life without Twitter must really give you a sinking feeling. 😂

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