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Elon Musk’s Tumultuous Twitter Takeover: Timeline

Nov. 16, 2022, 12:41 AM

It’s been a rough start for Twitter Inc. under Elon Musk.

Since the tech billionaire took ownership of Twitter almost three weeks ago, he’s axed half of the company’s more than 7,000 employees, fired most of its executive leadership and demanded that those who remain return to the office immediately — ending remote work, monthly “days of rest” and free food. He’s also told staffers to brace themselves for long hours, that “the road ahead is arduous and will require intense work to succeed,” and said bankruptcy was possible if the company doesn’t stop bleeding cash soon.

With $1.2 billion of annual interest payments from ...