Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter may now be complete after the Tesla CEO walked into its HQ with a sink, captioned with the joke: “Let that sink in.”
Musk also updated his Twitter bio to say “chief twit” alongside publishing the short clip of himself (below) walking into the building carrying a porcelain white sink.
He also replied to himself, saying he’s “meeting a lot of cool people at Twitter today”, again suggesting that his forced $44 billion buyout of the social media giant has been completed. Not completing the deal by October 28 would force Musk to go to trial as a result of his committing and then backing out of the purchase.
Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in! pic.twitter.com/D68z4K2wq7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022
Some of these “cool people” may be about to lose their jobs, however, as Musk reportedly plans to cut 5,500 jobs – nearly 75% of its workforce – in a move that has some worried about the social media giant’s ability to prevent security crises and control harmful content.
Cuts were expected regardless, which is perhaps why Twitter was so eager to receive Musk’s offer in the first place, but an expert called the extent of layoffs “unimaginable”, saying it would put users at risk of being hacked and exposed to offensive content.
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