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Twitter Locks Down Software to Prevent Sabotage From Angry Employees

It is no secret that the employees at Twitter are, by and large, left-wing moon bats. So when it was announced that Elon Musk would be buying Twitter and bringing more transparency and less censorship to the platform, the little socialist programmers at Twitter lost their minds.

Many of the employees vowed to abandon their jobs at Twitter, and there were even whispers about employees attempting to sabotage the company. So immediately after Musk’s $44 billion bid was approved, the social media giant locked changes to the source code to prevent enraged employees from attempting to make unauthorized or even destructive changes to the platform.

Bloomberg [1] is reporting that Twitter is not allowing employees to make any changes to the software unless it is business-critical. Even then, it will require approval from a vice-president.

Insiders at Twitter told Bloomberg that many employees are “miffed” that Musk is purchasing the company and plans to reopen access to those they don’t like, possibly including former President Donald Trump. Other employees were deeply offended when Musk stated publicly that the company San Francisco headquarters building should be turned into a homeless shelter since “hardly any of the employees show up to work anyway.”

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tried to calm the employees by telling them that there would be no major changes in staffing. The Daily Mail [2] reported that employees were informed that there would be no layoffs or firings during the first six months.

Agrawal told employees “He wants Twitter to be a powerful, positive force in the world, just like all of us. He believes Twitter matters.”

Musk had earlier stated that he had no faith in Twitter’s management, and he wold be able to unlock the company’s full potential.

The eccentric billionaire is not to be underestimated. He’s not only the richest man in the world, but he owns Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company (which bores giant tunnels under cities using a massive drill), and he is co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.