#TwitterShutDown Trends As People React To Elon Musk Closing Down All Twitter Office Buildings & Suspending Employees’ Badge Access, Some Speculate The App ‘Won’t Last Through The Weekend’
Did Elon Musk destroy Twitter?
Last night (Nov. 17) reports surfaced that businessman Elon Musk temporarily closed Twitter’s office buildings and suspended employees’ access badges. The offices are expected to reopen on Monday, November 21, giving Elon Musk and his team a chance to sort ongoing issues out.
As previously reported, things over on the bird app have increasingly been getting worse since Musk’s recent takeover of the platform. In October, after seemingly attempting to pull out of the deal, Musk acquired Twitter for a reported $44 billion. However, many people haven’t been happy with the changes Musk has made to the app since becoming the owner.
Musk – who has previously spoken about making Twitter a safe space for free speech – has been called out by countless celebrities for the recent great increase of racial slurs on the platform. He’s also been slammed by users for implementing a fee for an official checkmark symbol.
In addition, Musk has reportedly found himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit as several former and current employees sued him over unexpected layoffs. The suit states,
“Plaintiffs file this action seeking to ensure that Twitter comply with the law and provide the requisite notice or severance payment in connection with the anticipated layoffs.”
Following news that Twitter office spaces are now closed, rumors have surfaced that the app only has about a week left before it’s gone forever.
hashtags such as #Twittershutdown and #TwitterDown have been trending as users react to speculation that the app — which initially launched in 2006 — may be in its final days.
Oh shit lol. Twitter HQ in San Francisco tonight pic.twitter.com/wAmL4PUZkU
— Read Jackson Rising by @CooperationJXN (@JoshuaPHilll) November 18, 2022
It’s unclear if Elon Musk’s changes will be the downfall of Twitter or not, but, he seems to be unbothered by what people are saying about him. Last night (Nov. 17) he tweeted out a meme image poking fun at Twitter possibly closing down.
Today (Nov. 18) the tech mogul seems to be in a more serious mood. In a series of tweets, he finally addressed concerns over the misuse of free speech on the app. He tweeted,
“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach.
Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter.
You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.”
“Note, this applies just to the individual tweet, not the whole account”
What are your thoughts on this entire situation? Do you think Twitter is shutting down? Tell us in the comments below!