Elon Musk Talks About Twitter’s Future During Virtual All-Hands Meeting With Company Employees

Elon Musk Talks About Twitter’s Future During Virtual All-Hands Meeting With Company Employees
SHARE
THIS



Billionaire Elon Musk had his inaugural meeting with the popular platform Twitter’s workers through a livestream chat on Thursday, where he explained his future plans for the social media giant.

Among the things that Musk highlighted during his speech was that he aims to make Twitter more subscription-based, saying things like users should “pay to get verified” or that they “need to be forced to pay to have an army of bots” on the platform.

He also maintained his stance on user freedom, pointing out that people should be allowed to say whatever they want on Twitter provided they’re not breaking any laws. Musk has openly criticised Twitter’s stance on its moderation policies and has stated in the past that he would be willing to remove the ban on the account on former US President Donald Trump. However, the Tesla owner added that, while people should be given free reins to say whatever they want, their voices shouldn’t be seen by many other users.

Musk also added that Twitter needs to alter its trajectory in order to gain more followers. He pointed towards popular Chinese platform WeChat as a prime example of what they should be doing. He stated that people in China mainly rely on WeChat for all their information and entertainment purposes while also complimenting TikTok for its algorithm.

In regards to the future of the employees themselves and the working environment at the company, Musk was a little vague, yet from what can be surmised from his statements during the Q&A session, people at the company who produce “excellent results” will still be allowed to continue working from home. He did stress that he would prefer if people came into the office (which as the people at Tesla recently found out, is the way he wants his companies to operate) however he claimed that if someone who can only work from home and they’re “exceptional”, then it wouldn’t really make sense to give them the sack.

While the Tesla owner didn’t specifically mention anything regarding layoffs, he did say that the company “needs to get (financially) healthy”, which implies that there may be some staff cutbacks in the near future.

Meanwhile, as Musk had his first meeting at Twitter, the environment at one of his other companies, SpaceX, is becoming increasingly difficult to control. Many workers at the company have expressed their criticism towards their boss in an open letter which was seen by The Verge, pointing out that he’s becoming “a source of embarrassment” for them. The letter goes on to add that the company’s owner was living up to the rules he himself set out for zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, quoting the incident between Musk and a SpaceX flight attendant, with the two coming to a settlement for over $350,000.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Elon Musk spacex Twitter

Latest News

Study: 37% Of Aussies Admit To Reading Gossip Mags; With Adelaide Women Their Biggest Fans
  • Media

Study: 37% Of Aussies Admit To Reading Gossip Mags; With Adelaide Women Their Biggest Fans

A new survey conducted by magazine and newspaper subscription service Readly found that celebrity gossip mags are a popular guilty pleasure with more than a third of Australians (37 per cent) indulging in the habit. Perhaps unsurprisingly the biggest cohort of gossip and entertainment magazine readers were women (41 per cent) aged 30-39 followed by […]

Fabulate Names Marie Galinsky As National Sales Director
  • Marketing

Fabulate Names Marie Galinsky As National Sales Director

Market leading Australian content marketing platform Fabulate has named Marie Galinsky (pictured) to oversee its rapidly expanding national sales operation in the role of national sales director. Galinsky’s promotion will see her lead Fabulate’s growing sales team and comes just six months after she joined the content marketing startup to lead its Melbourne sales operation. […]

adidas And Indigenous Football Australia Team Up To Give Opportunities To Indigenous Children
  • Campaigns

adidas And Indigenous Football Australia Team Up To Give Opportunities To Indigenous Children

A new partnership between adidas and Indigenous Football Australia, which oversees the strategy and expansion of Australia’s most successful and longest-running Indigenous football initiative, John Moriarty Football, will ensure more Indigenous children in remote and regional communities benefit from the power of football. The partnership will see adidas and Indigenous Football Australia (IFA) work together […]

Australian Studio Start Beyond Appoints Angus Stevens As Chief Executive Officer
  • Technology

Australian Studio Start Beyond Appoints Angus Stevens As Chief Executive Officer

Start Beyond, Australia’s leading producer and distributor of VR and AR immersive learning solutions, today announces the internal promotion of Angus Stevens (pictured) to CEO. Stevens, who joined the business in 2016 as one of the founding members, is moving on from his current position of managing director effective immediately. In his new role, Stevens […]

Triple M Comes Out On Top Amongst Footy Shows In Survey 4 Results
  • Media

Triple M Comes Out On Top Amongst Footy Shows In Survey 4 Results

Triple M has recorded the largest commercial AFL and NRL metro footy audience, delivering almost double the listeners of any other commercial competitor, according to today’s Survey 4 radio ratings results. Triple M’s AFL coverage across Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth reported a cumulative audience of 679,000, while Triple M’s NRL coverage has an audience of […]

VMG Appoints Brendan Harper As Frontier Media Queensland GM
  • Media

VMG Appoints Brendan Harper As Frontier Media Queensland GM

Independent Australian-owned media company VMG has announced the appointment of Brendan Harper (pictured) as general manager and group business director to lead media planning & buying agency, Frontier Media in Queensland. His appointment follows the departure of Queensland director Alexandra Paton, who has been with Frontier Media for more than 15 years. Harper holds extensive […]

Havas Australia Appoints OIS As Third-Party Verification Partner
  • Advertising

Havas Australia Appoints OIS As Third-Party Verification Partner

Havas Australia has appointed OIS, leaders in out-of-home (OOH) verification, as its independent, third-party verification partner across digital, programmatic, and classic out-of-home client campaigns following a competitive review. Australia is among the top 10 global out-of-home markets by size and one of the most advanced, highlighted by leading adoption rates of digital and more recently, […]

BetterBriefs Unveils New Best Practice Guide Addressing Industry Shortcomings
  • Media

BetterBriefs Unveils New Best Practice Guide Addressing Industry Shortcomings

BetterBriefs will today unveil a new best practice guide, The best way for a client to brief an agency, co-authored by Mark Ritson and in partnership with the IPA, at the IPA Business Growth Conference. After shocking the world of advertising last October with the painful and alarming truths about the enormous misalignment between marketers […]

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Advertising
  • Opinion

Why Trust, Not Crypto, Is Today’s Most Valuable Online Currency

In uncertain times, trusted sources become even more significant in the world of media. Elise Bennett (pictured), head of account management (APAC) at Outbrain, reveals what advertisers need to know about the new trust exchange. Instability breeds uncertainty. From bushfires to the pandemic and war, there’s been plenty of both to go around in recent […]

Nine’s Radio Stations Bag Best Ever Survey 4 Results
  • Media

Nine’s Radio Stations Bag Best Ever Survey 4 Results

GfK Survey 4 of 2022 reveals that Nine’s talk stations achieved a cumulative audience of 1.873 million – up 9.1 per cent on Survey 4 of 2021. It’s the highest ever Survey 4 audience for the network, and comes off the back of record audiences in Surveys 1, 2 and 3. Sydney’s 2GB is a […]