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Elon Musk: Running Twitter 'painful', I shouldn't tweet after 3 am

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 April 2023, 14:06 IST
Elon Musk during BBC Interview (BBC)

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, agreed to a surprise interview with BBC correspondent James Clayton. The interview covered a range of topics, including Musk's experiences running Twitter, the recent layoffs at the company, and his controversial tweets.

Running Twitter: A "Quite Painful" and "Rollercoaster" Experience

During the interview, Musk revealed that running Twitter has been a challenging experience, describing it as "quite painful" and "a rollercoaster". He admitted that he only bought the company because he had to and said that he would sell it if the right person came along.

Layoffs at Twitter: Downsizing to 1,500 Staff Members
Musk also spoke about the layoffs at Twitter, which saw the company reduce its workforce from 8,000 to 1,500 employees. He acknowledged that the layoffs had been difficult for everyone involved, but said that they were necessary to make the company more efficient and competitive.

Shouldn't Tweet After 3 am

One of the most controversial aspects of Musk's Twitter activity has been his late-night tweets, which have sparked criticism and controversy. In the interview, Musk addressed this issue and admitted that he should not tweet after 3 am.

Musk Contests Idea of Increased Hate Speech

He contested the idea that hate speech is becoming more common on Twitter, arguing that it is decreasing. He also acknowledged the recent controversy over the BBC's Twitter account being tagged as "government-funded media" and said that the tag would be updated.


First published: 12 April 2023, 13:57 IST