Twitter has laid off more than 200 employees, according to a
report from The New York Times, Platformer and posts on
social media from former workers.
And apparently not even Elon Musk loyalist Esther Crawford, the
chief executive of Twitter payments who oversaw the company’s
Twitter Blue verification subscription, was spared, according to
Platformer’s Zoë Schiffer. Alex Heath of The Verge also
confirmed that Crawford and most of the remaining product
team were laid off this weekend, leading many to speculate that
Musk is cleaning house to redecorate with a new regime.
Recall that Crawford had been swept up by Musk’s hardcore
takeover of Twitter last year, even boasting on the
platform about sleeping at the office to handle round-the-clock
demands from her new boss.