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Musk Steps Up Purge of Twitter Engineers Who Criticize Him

  • Billionaire is rapidly changing Twitter’s corporate culture
  • What started as two has jumped to about a dozen people let go
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What began as the firing of two longtime Twitter Inc. engineers after they criticized their new boss has turned into a purge, as Elon Musk clamps down on internal and external dissent.

In the past 24 hours, an estimated dozen or so employees have been let go after openly rebuking Musk, who has called himself a “free speech absolutist,” according to two people familiar with the matter. Musk and Twitter haven’t confirmed the firings, but employees have been monitoring the situation through public tweets and private messages.