Elon Musk, now the largest shareholder of Twitter, will meet with employees

While employees of the social network are worried about the recent arrival of the multi-billionaire on the board of directors, the latter will address them during a question and answer.

The boss of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, who recently acquired just over 9% of the capital of Twitter, will soon meet the group’s employees for a question and answer session, a spokesperson confirmed to AFP on Friday. company word.

Twitter did not wish to specify where, when and in what format this meeting would take place.

After the announcement, Monday, April 4, of his stake, making him the largest shareholder of the platform, came Tuesday that of his entry to the board of directors of the microblogging site.

“I look forward to working with Parag and the Twitter board to implement meaningful improvements (…) in the months to come!”, tweeted the richest man in the world in response to a welcome message from Twitter boss Parag Agrawal.

Elon Musk had launched a few hours earlier a poll of his 81 million subscribers, asking them if they would like an “edit” button to be added to Twitter. Such a device would make it possible to modify a tweet after it has been put online. An overwhelming majority of participants (73.6%) voted “yes”.

Worried employees

According to Washington Postseveral Twitter employees have expressed their concerns after the arrival of the businessman to the board of directors, believing in particular that the values ​​​​of the billionaire were not in line with the corporate culture of the social network.

“We know he has harmed employees, the trans community, women and others with less power around the world,” one employee wrote in a message from internal discussion, quoted by the Washington Post.

“How are we going to reconcile this decision with our values? Is innovation taking precedence over humanity?” Asked this employee.

the Washington Post specifies that Twitter executives hastened to reassure employees about the future role of Elon Musk, promising that he would not be responsible for major decisions of the company.

On Thursday, Elon Musk posted a photo on Twitter where we see him holding a joint, surrounded by a halo of smoke. The snap is from one of his appearances on host Joe Rogan’s podcast.

“Twitter’s next board meeting is going to be exhilarating,” read the caption accompanying the photo.

Victoria Beurnez with AFP

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