The keys to understanding how Elon Musk is turning the twittersphere upside down

DECRYPTION – The billionaire entrepreneur’s plans for this social network are still unclear, but the richest man in the world has already begun the big maneuvers to amortize his investment. With missteps and political declarations.

1/ Drastic reduction of the airfoil on the number of employees

For a surprise, it was one. After landing with a bang in the lobby of the headquarters of the social network he had just acquired for the modest sum of 44 billion dollars, Musk announced in the process that he was cutting a considerable number of jobs at the within the company which had 7,500 employees. “There are no other choices when you consider that you are losing 4 million euros a day”, justified Musk in a message. “All those who leave receive three months’ salary in compensation, which is 50% more than what is legally required.” Overnight, thousands of people woke up to a message in their inbox announcing their dismissal – others learned the news when they found that their credentials to log into the company’s professional platforms were missing. more valid. Problem: In his drive to cut the fat, Musk has ejected teams that are often essential to the proper functioning of the social network……

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