Entering a period of uncertainty, Twitter’s CEO tell employees

The deal for Musk to buy Twitter is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

In an email to his employees, Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal addressed his their concerns and mentioned that there would be no layoffs. He did, however, add that the company is entering a state of uncertainty.

This is because even though a deal has been agreed with Elon Musk for the company to be sold, it will take another six months for the deal to be completed. As per reports, the deal is expected to be sealed by the end of 2022.

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Twitter employees were already precarious, given the whole situation has dragged on over the month. As per reports, many employees have voiced their concerns about Elon Musk taking over the micro-blogging platform.

As per another report, as low as 10 per cent of Twitter’s employees are enthusiastic about the takeover. A few days ago, Agrawal even said that once the deal is sealed for Musk to buy Twitter, he doesn’t know which direction the platform will eventually go.

When the deal was finally announced, Agrawal tweeted, “Twitter has a purpose and relevance that impacts the entire world. Deeply proud of our teams and inspired by the work that has never been more important.”

It is also uncertain whether Agrawal will remain the CEO of Twitter once the deal is completed. However, as it stands, he will be the CEO for the time being.

The big question in everyone’s mind is which direction Twitter will take once Musk officially takes over. There are a lot of speculations in this regard. The tech mogul has been a critic of the platform he just bought, and over the last couple of months, he has advocated for free speech and making the Twitter algorithm open-source.

It is indeed true that we are entering a period of uncertainty, not just for those on Twitter’s payroll but the whole world. Among major speculations, the most-talked-about thing about the changes we could expect in the microblogging platform is the introduction of an edit button. Even Musk teased his followers with a tweet in this regard last month.

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Pritam Bordoloi
I have a keen interest in creative writing and artificial intelligence. As a journalist, I deep dive into the world of technology and analyse how it’s restructuring business models and reshaping society.

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