Antifa protester among those who lost their jobs in Elon Musk’s mass layoffs on Twitter

One of the thousands of Twitter employees fired by new CEO Elon Musk is an alleged Antifa protester, according to a report.

Eric Shamow, a site reliability technical manager who attended the BLM protests in Oregon in 2020, was among those who let the company go, The Post Millennial reported.

Shamow was among the rioters who took over downtown Portland and clashed with police during violent protests following the death of George Floyd, said Andy Ngo, editor-in-chief of The Post Millenial. tweet.

“We wear shields because you insult civilians and commit war crimes on our streets,” Shamow is said to have tweeted from his private account at Portland Police Station in July 2020, according to screenshots shared by Ngo.

“The police show no restraint on a nightly basis. I won’t be there tonight, but I’ve seen them regularly mistreat people who do no harm and pose no threat. Be clear: this is a police riot,” Shamow tweeted a month later, according to another screenshot.

On Friday, he tweeted about losing his job.

“Closed to Gmail and Slack, so even though I don’t have a letter handy, I’m going with ‘that’s all, folks’,” Shamow tweeted, according to a screenshot shared by Ngo. “This job had the greatest density of quality people and world-class engineers I’ve ever seen. I will be forever grateful to them.”

Musk, the richest man in the world, bought Twitter for $44 billion last month and immediately began cutting costs, starting with half of the platform’s staff.

Musk has taken steps to diversify Twitter’s revenue stream as advertisers hesitate, including a controversial Twitter Blue subscription, which charges users $7.99 per month for a blue checkmark and other benefits.

Shamow admitted he was part of Antifa protesters during the 2020 riots, pictured above.
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Meanwhile, Musk proposed new solutions and promised them in several tweets on Saturday.

“Twitter will soon add the ability to add long text to tweets, ending the absurdity of notepad screenshots,” he said. tweeted.

“Followed by monetization for all forms of content,” he added. When one user pointed out that Youtubers receive up to 55% of their ad revenue, he replied, “We can beat that.”

The Twitter layoffs come after Elon Musk completed his purchase of the social media company.
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The Tesla and SpaceX founder also said that fixing Twitter’s search function is “a high priority.”

“Searching within Twitter reminds me of Infoseek in ’98! It also gets a lot better pronto,” Musk announced in another tweet.


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