Elon Musk had a meltdown on Twitter after it was revealed his newly acquired social media company is in danger of being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, RadarOnline.com has learned.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, upwards of 75% of Musk’s Twitter workforce departed the company this week after the 51-year-old billionaire gave his workers until 5 PM Thursday to decide whether they wanted to stay on or leave the platform he is now in charge of.
To make matters worse, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) revealed on Thursday that he and six of his Senate colleagues have penned a letter to the FTC requesting the commission open an investigation into Twitter following Musk’s acquisition of the company on October 27.
“We write regarding Twitter’s serious, willful disregard for the safety and security of its users, and encourage the Federal Trade Commission to investigate any breach of Twitter’s consent decree or other violations of our consumer protection laws,” Senator Markey and his colleagues wrote.
The lawmakers also requested the FTC launch an investigation into the “alarming steps that have undermined the integrity and safety of the platform,” as well as Musk’s alleged newly implemented “growth-at-all-costs strategy” that has left Twitter users openly exposed to “fraud, scams, and dangerous impersonation.”
Following Markey’s revelation to Politico on Thursday, and after 75% of Musk’s workforce left the company, the Tesla and SpaceX founder took to his own Twitter account to fume about the potential investigation into his company while the now-bankrupt and defunct crypto-currency company FTX goes unchecked.
“FTX losing over a billion dollars of clients funds,” Musk captioned a meme of two rhinoceroses mating while a wildlife photographer looks the other way.
“Senators calling for the FTC to investigate Twitter,” Musk added in a caption above the oblivious photographer.
As RadarOnline.com reported, Twitter is now on the verge of collapse as a result of three quarters of its workforce opting to depart the company on Thursday.
“The team that maintains Twitter’s core system libraries that every engineer at the company uses is gone after Thursday,” one employee revealed. “You cannot run Twitter without this team.”
“I know of six critical systems (like ‘serving tweets’ levels of critical) which no longer have any engineers,” said another employee who has since the company. “There is no longer even a skeleton crew manning the system.”
“It will continue to coast until it runs into something, and then it will stop.”
Meanwhile, Musk has also been trolled online and at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco after one anonymous individual projected a digital banner on the side of the company’s main building Thursday night.
“Elon Musk: mediocre manchild, pressurized privilege, petty racist, megalomaniac, worthless billionaire, bankruptcy baby, supreme parasite, petulant pimple, apartheid baby,” the digital banner read.
If you poke the bear , the bear will poke back.
Nobody is wealthy enough or important enough to anger US Senators and think they be no consequences.
Musk is a petulant , immature man-child. He may be a technical genius , but his human relations are those of a moron.
Maybe he should learn about the life and troubles of Howard Hughes and apply the lesson.
lol Elon Musk is a hero and the crybabys can’t handle it. Elon, thank you and I pray your new acquisition will prosper well. In Jesus name!
Just my perspective but I think the Twitter employees that quit have not learned the principles behind free speech. They believed that it was only OK to speak on Twitter if you were saying what they wanted to hear. Otherwise you’d be banned. That was very detrimental to this country. In my opinion, they are the petulant immature children and I’m glad they’ve resigned. If they don’t have the intelligence to recognize the importance of free speech, they should not be in such a position of power. My hope is that enough engineers are willing to join Elon Musk in his goal to actually make Twitter a platform to debate among conflicting ideas, not just a partisan parroting platform for the democrats. Refusing to listen to opposing ideas and debate them is what led us to the brink of disaster that we are now facing from Biden’s failed policies and poor leadership.
It’s just Twitter, it isn’t rocket science, if they are refusing to come back to the office for work, just how important can they be.
They should at least show up for the free food and booze!
Wow! This entire article is so completely backwards. Elon’s comments are not a meltdown. The banner on the side of the building was not trolling. That was an ex employee just sore about being fired. And as for the 75% of employees. The majority chose to quit because they are spoiled, self-important butthurt fools who think so highly of themselves to think that they are irreplaceable. Not willing to go back to doing their job onsite after nearly three years?! Please get over it!! From what I saw Twitter headquarters was just an adult daycare center anyways. Get your butts back to work just like the rest of us lowly commoners, you self-righteous pricks.
I am sure their are other tech people out there who want a job, maybe ones who really believe in free speech.