Twitter Offices Shutting Down as Hundreds of Employees Resign

Twitter's offices abruptly shut down on Thursday as hundreds of employees refused to continue working under Elon Musk's new vision for the social platform.

Less than 50% of the company's remaining staff of roughly 4,000 people signed up to work at "Twitter 2.0," meaning they effectively resigned under the terms Musk offered in a Tuesday ultimatum.

The future of how Twitter will maintain its ability to handle misinformation and operate day-to-day is unclear as the thousands of employees have left in such a short amount of time.

Shortly after news of the latest departures, Elon Musk tweeted, “How do you make a small fortune in social media? Start out with a large one.”

Experts tweeted warnings of a possible Twitter outage, encouraging users to download their Twitter data now.