Elon Musk’s ultimatum triggers mass exodus on Twitter as social media site reportedly at risk of ‘collapsing during the night’

Concerns are growing over the stability of Twitter’s platform after hundreds of employees opted to walk out of the company rather than agree to work “longer hours at a higher intensity”.

What happened: The latest wave of departures includes engineers responsible for fixing bugs and preventing service outages, which has raised questions about Twitter’s stability, Reuters reported.

On Wednesday, Musk reportedly emailed employees saying, “Going forward, to build a successful Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely radical.”

A person familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Twitter app used by employees was slowing down. The source said there was a danger of the public edition collapsing during the night.

“If it breaks, there is no one left to fix things in many areas,” the person said, according to Reuters.

Data from DownDetector indicated that outages began to increase around 7:30 p.m. EST on Thursday and peaked at 1914 reports at around 10:15 EST.

Twitter outage – Courtesy DownDetector

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Benzinga.

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why it matters: According to Reuters, Musk reportedly met with some top employees to persuade them to stay.

The company notified employees that it would be closing offices and cutting off access to badges as of Monday, two sources told the publication.

Alex CohenA Twitter employee who said he was fired in the afternoon said he was in charge of managing badge access in the Twitter offices.

Cohen tweeted, “Elon called me and asked if I could come back to help him gain access to HQ because he locked all the badges off and accidentally locked himself in.”

Musk replied to Cohen’s tweet, saying that he was a “lifesaver”. Cohen told his former boss that he was “glad” that he could let all the “hardcore engineers” back into the building.

Several fired employees included the “hardcore” tag in their tweets to take a dig at Musk and create an intense Twitter 2.0.

Meanwhile, Musk said he was not “overly concerned” about the exodus. He said on Twitter that “the best ones are staying.”

Read further: Elon Musk’s life after Twitter acquisition: ‘I wake up, work, go to sleep, work, work 7 days a week’

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