Elon Musk tells Twitter staff that he wants to reach 1 billion daily users

Elon Musk spoke to Twitter employees for the first time on Thursday and told employees he hopes to reach 1 billion daily users on the social media site

Elon Musk spoke to Twitter staff for the first time on Thursday and told staff he hopes to reach 1 billion daily users on the social media site (Images: AFP/Reuters)

During his first address to Twitter employees, Elon Musk said he hopes to hit 1 billion daily users and suggested layoffs would follow if his $44 billion bid to buy the company goes through.

At a company-wide town hall Thursday, Musk told employees worried about layoffs that the company “needs to get well.”

“Right now, costs are outstripping revenue,” Musk said. “It’s not a great situation.”

The Tesla CEO, who previously told auto workers to work 40 hours in person or walk, made similar comments on the Twitter Q&A, but said “extraordinary” workers may have more leniency.

“If someone can only work remotely and is exceptional, there would be no point in firing them,” he reportedly said.

Twitter is currently allowing its employees to work remotely if they choose.

Asked how Twitter employees could gain his trust, Musk emphasized his desire for workplace productivity, telling employees on the conference call, “When someone does useful things, that’s great. If they’re not doing useful things, why are they in the company?’

Current Twitter executives have reportedly deflected questions about layoffs for the past few weeks, telling employees Musk has the answers, according to The Washington Post.

While Musk didn’t specifically say there would be layoffs, many employees were unnerved by his comments.

After the meeting, which ended around 1:00 p.m. EST, employees were reportedly unenthusiastic about the information they received, according to CNBC, which reported that the majority of reactions on Twitter’s Slack messaging board were negative in nature .

Employees also reportedly sent out memes about how to be seen as “extraordinary,” following Musk’s comment that “extraordinary” employees could continue to work remotely and not have to worry about layoffs.

During the meeting, Musk mentioned several goals he has for the company, including reaching one billion daily users and “advancing civilization and consciousness.”

He also said he would be interested in Twitter becoming similar to WeChat, a Chinese social media, messaging and payments app.

“You can basically live off WeChat,” Musk said.

When asked about monitoring harmful content, Musk reiterated his view that people should be able to express their opinions, even if they’re “extreme,” as long as they don’t break the law. It’s unclear what, if anything, he would do to stop the spread of misinformation.

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