INSIDER: Twitter Workers ‘Distraught’ Over Musk Buyout, Some ‘Too Shocked to Speak’

The fallout continued Tuesday less than 24 hours after news broke that Elon Musk will soon purchase Twitter for $44 billion, with some employees reportedly “too shocked to speak.”

“Totally understand that this is entertainment for some,” one Twitter employee tweeted. “But please understand that this is certainly not entertainment for me.”

“The news today is so crazy I literally forgot I have COVID,” another posted.

From Fox News:

In reaction to news of the sale, some employees shared tear-filled emojis and memes of emotional breakdowns. In some cases, employees were “too in shock to speak” about the company’s future.

Twitter held an employee town hall on Monday where management reportedly struggled to adequately answer questions about the company’s view on free speech going forward, future layoffs, and whether Twitter will earn revenue from advertising.

New York Times reporter Talmon Joseph Smith tweeted that the mood inside Twitter HQ is “absolutely insane” with an internal source telling him, “I feel like im going to throw up..I rly don’t wanna work for a company that is owned by Elon Musk.”

Musk’s acquisition of Twitter sparked a firestorm this week with conservatives on social media praising the move in hopes that Musk would curb Twitter censorship and liberals threatening to leave the platform while fretting about the possibility of former President Donald Trump being reinstated.