Former Twitter CEO apologizes to staff after massive layoffs

Many Twitter employees had been waiting for their former boss, a charismatic and influential figure in Silicon Valley, to respond after Musk, the world’s richest man, took control of the platform a week ago in a controversial deal.

Dorsey had endorsed the acquisition by Musk, calling it “the right path” in a Twitter post in April.

“People on Twitter, past and present, are strong and resilient,” Dorsey wrote on Saturday. “They will always find a way, no matter how difficult the moment is.”

Dorsey left Twitter’s board of directors earlier this spring, but remains an indirect shareholder of the company.

Musk completed his massive $44 billion acquisition late last week and quickly began winding up the board and firing its chief executive and top executives.

“I am thankful for and love everyone who has ever worked on Twitter,” Dorsey tweeted. “I don’t expect that to be mutual right now…or ever…and I understand.”

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