Twitter sackings: Netizens react to Hindi tweets about ‘job cuts’, ‘Blue Tick accusations’ thinking it’s from Elon Musk; Shower Funny Memes (see pic)
New Delhi, November 5: On Saturday, netizens were left baffled by new Twitter chief Elon Musk, who tweeted in Hindi in which he reinforced his decision to charge blue tick users $8 per month.
Notably, social media users were discussing the mass layoff of employees and its new rules and regulations for Twitter. Twitter layoffs: Elon Musk reacts to backlash, says ‘Unfortunately, there is no other choice when the company is losing $4 million a day’.
With the hashtag #TwitterLayoffs, the publication is shared from an account that at first glance resembles the tech billionaire’s pseudonym. However, the handle, with username @iawoolford, from which the post is shared has created confusion with the blue checkmark next to the profile name.
This initially led many to believe that Musk shared the tweet himself. In response to the mass layoffs, many posts written in Hindi have gone viral.
“Twitter will be split into pieces, even the Twitter gang will have to pay $8.”
Another tweet read: “This bird is sold”. The Twitter user used the line mimicking the viral “Government bik gayi” meme. The post is complete with a photo of the viral meme.
Fake Elon Musk account suspended after sharing funny memes:
— Ashish Mishra (@AshishMisraRBL) November 5, 2022
“This time the broom will work, this time the broom will work!” The broom will strike the corrupt Twitter! read another tweet from @iawoolford. The post also had a Bollywood angle, in which famous dialogue from the film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, in which, Shahrukh Khan uses the dialogue, “Little things like this keep happening in big countries…n ‘is this not?”
He also used a famous Bhojpuri song sung by Pawan Singh – “Kamariya Kare Lapalap, Key Lollipop Lagelu”. Meanwhile, Musk is unaffected by the criticism he has received over his decision to charge Twitter users for verified accounts. On Saturday, Musk took to Twitter and reiterated his stance on the blue tick fee. Train accident in Pakistan: 9 coaches of the special train bound for Nankana Sahib carrying Sikh pilgrims derailed near Shorkot; Person injured.
“Get me off all day but it’ll cost $8,” he tweeted. After Musk became Twitter’s new CEO, reports circulated on social media that the microblogging site would charge $20 per month for a blue verification badge. On Tuesday, Musk confirmed the reports and announced that the company would charge $8 per month for Twitter’s subscription service with priority in replies, mentions and searches.
Musk has also received a lot of hate on Twitter for firing employees. Defending his decision to lay off employees, Musk said it was necessary because Twitter was losing more than $4 million a day. “When it comes to reducing the strength of Twitter, unfortunately there is no other choice when the company is losing over $4 million a day. Anyone who exited was offered 3 months of severance pay, which is 50% more than legally required,” Musk tweeted.
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