Musk tells staff to accept ‘hardcore’ Twitter or leave

Twitter employees must make online pledge by Thursday or quit

Musk has continued to purge employees who have criticized him, sometimes via Twitter. Picture: Getty

Elon Musk sent an email to Twitter employees requiring them to pledge to stay with the company, working long hours at “high intensity” during its transformation, or to accept a buyout.

Staff will have to complete the online form by 5pm in New York (10 pm Irish time) on Thursday or accept three months severance. For Twitter to succeed, “we will need to be extremely hardcore,” Musk said in the email, which was seen by ...