Watch Two Men Pretend To Be Laid-Off Employees Outside Twitter Headquarters After Elon Musk’s Takeover

Watch Two Men Pretend To Be Laid-Off Employees Outside Twitter Headquarters After Elon Musk's Takeover

Watch Two Men Pretend To Be Laid-Off Employees Outside Twitter Headquarters After Elon Musk’s Takeover.

Watch Two Men Pretend To Be Laid-Off Employees Outside Twitter Headquarters After Elon Musk's Takeover

Videos of supposed laid-off employees carrying boxes outside Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters circulated on social media some hours after Elon Musk took over the company.

Mr. Musk acquired Twitter on Thursday after which speculations of mass lay-offs began to circulate on the internet.

In what could be described as a prank, two men carrying cardboard boxes stood outside of the Twitter office, a picture-perfect display to the press to support the lay-off rumors and they swarmed on the duo.

According to media reports, a man claiming to be an ex-Twitter employee spoke to news outlets about being laid off in one video. However, he said that he had to leave the interview to “touch base with my husband and wife”.

One other man identified himself as a software engineer named “Rahul Ligma” in yet another video footage and was interviewed by a reporter.

He spoke about Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ and said, “Michelle Obama wouldn’t have happened if Elon Musk owned Twitter, Obama in 2008 wouldn’t have happened”.

The strange statements by the pair of pranksters led to suspicion from people online. Even though a lot of news outlets reported that the two men were ex-employees, The Verge confirmed that “Rahul Ligma” did not exist in Twitter’s Slack or email system. In fact, it reported that “Ligma” is a fictitious word used to prank people.

Elon Musk, who is famous for his sense of humor and distrust of the media, also came out with a witty reaction to the whole prankster episode. “Ligma Johnson had it coming,” he joked.

Meanwhile, this came after Elon Musk laid off top executives and signaled that he will in fact lay off employees.

“The bird is freed,” Elon Musk tweeted on Friday after completing the takeover of Twitter and firing the social media giant’s four top executives, including Parag Agrawal, legal executive Vijaya Gadde, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and General Counsel Sean Edgett. He had accused them of misleading him and Twitter investors over the number of fake accounts on the platform.


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