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Ex-Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey begs staff after mass layoff by new owner



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The former chief executive of the microblogging site, Twitter, Jack Dorsey has reacted to the disengagement of staff at the organization since the acquisition by world’s richest man, Elon Musk.

Musk completed the takeover of Twitter for a deal worth $44 billion last month.

Since the completion of the deal, the South Africa-born billionaire has fired several individuals in the organization including Parag Agrawal who served as the CEO of the organization from November 2021.

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In a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Saturday, Dorsey took responsibility for Musk’s decision to cut thousands of jobs in his first week as owner of the social media site.

He wrote: “Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment. I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that.”

He also thanked Twitter employees for the contributions to the success of the company.

“I am grateful for, and love, everyone who has ever worked on Twitter. I don’t expect that to be mutual at this moment…or ever and I understand,” he added.

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