Musk’s Meltdown: A timeline of the Twitter events

It can be a struggle to keep up with all the comings and goings at Twitter since Elon Musk took charge - we'll try our best to keep you informed.
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Elon Musk turns Twitter into ‘hotel’ for staff

December 8th 2022

Musk claims that Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from their App Store

November 28th 2022

Musk claims to invent an alternative phone to compete with Google and Apple should those companies remove Twitter from their App Stores

November 25th 2022

Twitter locks staff out of offices until the next working week – without stating a reason

November 18th 2022

Musk confirms the relaunch of Twitter Blue, renamed “Blue Verified” is set for November 29th

November 15th 2022

Formal Principal Software Engineer at Twitter states: “After 12 amazing years and 3 weeks of chaos, I’m officially fired”

November 15th 2022

Musk fires employees for expressing negative opinions about him in a private Slack channel

November 15th 2022

Under Musk’s leadership, Twitter fires an estimated 80% of contract employees without any formal notice

November 12th 2022

On the same day, more top executives resign from their position at Twitter.

November 11th 2022

Two days after the launch – Musk suspends Twitter Blue after accounts abuse the verification checkmark to falsely pose as brands & public figures

November 11th 2022

He reportedly believes Twitter doesn’t have the cash flow to survive and that bankruptcy is possible

November 10th 2022

In Musk’s first address to Twitter staff since taking ownership, he warns about the dire financial situation

November 10th 2022

Twitter launches a new verification system, with all users receiving a blue checkmark by purchasing Twitter Blue

November 9th 2022

According to Musk, Twitter was losing over $4m a day and was left with no choice but to reduce the workforce

November 4th 2022

These employees were offered three months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required

November 4th 2022

Musk fires half of Twitter’s employees supposedly due to a massive drop in company revenue

November 4th 2022

The rumoured $20 verification is confirmed $8 after Musk replies to Stephen King’s outraged tweet

November 1st 2022

Musk reveals plans to revamp Twitter’s verification system – with a monthly payment to become verified rumoured

October 30th 2022

Musk immediately fires the Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel

October 27th 2022

Elon Musk takes over Twitter – tweeting “let that sink in” the day before

October 27th 2022

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Attribution: The Royal Society

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