Engineers have been working in the company for between 8-10 years
Elon Musk is a Twitter owner and has called himself a “free speech absolutist”. He fired key employees who had publicly criticised him on the social networking site.
Musk announced his resignation via Twitter in the first instance. A former employee claimed that he was fired because he had openly rebuked Musk.
Eric Fronhoefer was an engineer who helped to create the Android Twitter app. On Sunday, he posted one Musk’s tweets with a comment claiming that Musk didn’t understand the technical aspects of the Twitter app. Musk responded and asked Fronhöfer for clarification, adding, “Twitter is very slow on Android. What did you do?
After trying to explain his thoughts in several tweets, another user asked Fronhöfer why he didn’t share his feedback privately with his new boss. The engineer, who has been on Twitter for more than eight years, replied: “Maybe he should ask questions privately. Use Slack, or email. Musk stated Monday morning that Fronhoefer had been fired.
Ben Leib (an engineer) was fired for criticizing Musk. He retweeted Musks tech post and said, “As a former Twitter timeline technology lead, I can safely assume this person doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” Bloomberg confirmed that Leib, who worked for Twitter for ten-years, was fired on Sunday.
Since Musk’s takeover, Twitter has seen significant changes. Many are still angry that Musk fired half of the company’s more than 71,000 employees, including the majority of the top executives.
Elon Musk also promised that Twitter would reward employees who have “exceptional merit” with an “exceptional amount of shares.”