The Elon Musk Twitter sh*tshow, Black Friday edition

America may be in the midst of its cherished Thanksgiving long weekend, but they’re still working at Twitter–what’s left of them, anyway–hoping to avert a complete collapse of the country. What’s the latest?

Elon fired more people the night before Thanksgiving

Two points: (1) Gee, that’s nice. You just said that there wouldn’t be any further layoffs. And (2) There were people left to fire?

Belgium quit

And by that, I mean the entire Twitter office in Brussels walked out. They want nothing to do with Musk’s “hardcore work” demand.

Aw, thanks, Elon. You shouldn’t have

But Elon isn’t completely heartless. He kindly got rid of the company’s #StayWoke merch…

…and substituted a new logo for Twitter clothes emblazoned with #[email protected] Gee. What a mensch.

Some kind of coloured checkmark system is coming out next week.

I…I…whatever. I’m sure it’ll be fine. Wait: No, it won’t.

What’s this happy-crappy?

Elon has offered “general amnesty” to suspected Twitter accounts thanks to another one of his stupid vox populi polls. What could possibly go wrong? Well, misinformation. Harassment. Racist comments.

Alan Cross

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