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Elon Musk to answer questions from Twitter employees on Thursday

Employees will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to the meeting

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Elon Musk to answer questions from Twitter employees on Thursday

Elon Musk will have a virtual all-hands meeting with Twitter staff on Thursday, during which he will take questions from the firm he is in the process of purchasing. His attendance was confirmed by Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal in an email obtained by Business Insider on Monday.

Employees will have the opportunity to submit questions prior to the meeting. It will be the first time Musk has spoken directly to Twitter’s jittery staff since announcing the $44 billion acquisition.

The meeting has the possibility to be tense. The Tesla CEO’s effort to acquire the firm was apparently received with a negative reception on Twitter’s internal Slack channels. And the staff are concerned about the impact a privately-owned Twitter may have on their culture and salary. As many of them receive a proportion of their compensation in stock.

Elon Musk has also been critical of the past decisions made by Twitter, prompting his followers to lash out at a prominent employee.

Musk’s excitement for the project appears to have dimmed

Since announcing plans to buy Twitter in mid-April, Musk’s excitement for the project appears to have dimmed. After alleging that Twitter had failed to supply him with further statistics on the number of spam bots on the platform, he threatened to postpone or cancel the transaction many times, only for Twitter to comply early this month.

The acquisition is likely to be finalised in about six months if work on it continues.

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