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    Elon Musk-Owned X Faces Exodus Of Employees Resigning Amidst The Advertisers’ Debacle

    Elon Musk has been stuck in a loop of controversies and other turbulent issues since he bought Twitter, aka X, in October 2022. Since the $44 billion acquisition, Elon has been struggling to revamp the platform. When he acquired X, the advertisers fled the platform after activists lobbied. Due to the advertisers leaving the platform, it saw a huge depletion in revenue.

    While Elon Musk is striving to compensate for the lost advertisement revenue, he is getting embroiled in other controversies. Recently, Elon Musk fueled the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ by engaging with an anti-Semitic post on X. This led to heavy criticism and many corporations pulling out the advertisements from the platform. After the advertisers’ debacle, a report is concerning for the billionaire as mass resignations are taking place at the company.

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    Elon Musk-Owned X’s Employees Are Resigning From The Company Despite Bonuses

    Elon Musk's X is witnessing mass resignations
    Elon Musk’s X is witnessing mass resignations

    It is a turbulent time for X, thanks to Elon Musk! While advertising revenue has plummeted by 54% since October 2022, Musk has been doing more harm than good to retain it.

    After his anti-Semitic move, a report by Media Matters for America suggested that corporations like Disney, IBM, Apple, and others were pulling out advertisements from the platform after their advertisements were placed near pro-Hitler and pro-Nazi content.

    In 2022, Elon Musk conducted a mass layoff, reducing more than half of its employees. Later, many employees resigned from core positions after Musk’s extreme work conditions. Now, as per a report by Claire Atkinson, the strength of employees working at X has reduced considerably. Many senior and junior staff have resigned from their positions.

    Despite Elon Musk handing bonuses to the employees at X, they are leaving in large batches. Claire’s report indicates that major resignations are coming from the sales department due to the huge financial consequences of Elon Musk’s actions. The advertising department is suffering a huge loss after the advertisers decided to flee from the wrath of hate on the platform.

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    X Might Lose More Advertisers As Musk Asked To F**k Themselves

    Elon Musk's statements can lead to more advertisers leaving X
    Elon Musk’s statements can lead to more advertisers leaving X

    Elon Musk, at this point, is rowing a drowning boat, which is X. A large number of prominent advertisers have fled the platform after the Tesla owner peddled the conspiracy theory against the Jews. Recently, at The New York Times’ DealBook Summit, Elon Musk asked the corporations, especially Disney’s Bob Iger, to “Go. Fuck. Yourself.”

    Elon Musk alleged that advertisers like Disney and The Washington Post are blackmailing him with their advertising. He wished the advertisers would fail due to their decision.

    Now, experts are weighing in on the situation regarding X’s future under Elon Musk’s leadership. Jasmine Enberg from Insider Intelligence told Reuters, “Should X collapse, an autopsy would reveal a series of platform policy decisions, staffing cuts, tweets, and antagonistic comments by Musk that have driven away X’s primary source of revenue.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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