Musk – Twitter Death Spiral week 3

Nov. 14th

Twitter Engineer Fired On Twitter Calls Musk’s Team “A Bunch Of Cowards”

Incredibly, it appears that among the “bloatware” that was shut down by Elon over on the other site… was the “microservice” that sends the 2FA codes you need to securely log in. So they didnt turn off 2-factor authentication but instead turned off the service that sends you the 2-factor authentication code. So if you log out and try to log in with an authentication code you simply wouldn’t receive one. That’s going to make things super secure for all the high import accounts on there!

Seeing how Twitter’s dumpster fire is getting bigger and bigger, all government entities should have their own mastodon server asap.

In the meantime one of the other things Musk un-plugged was the device identifier for tweets – robbing us of memorable opportunities like this:

Twitter Engineer Fired On Twitter Calls Musk’s Team “A Bunch Of Cowards”

Is Elon Musk’s Twitter about to fall out of the GDPR’s one-stop shop?

This site has launched to keep track of all these events as well:

Twitter squelching mild criticism of Elon as ‘hate speech’

Thurs. Nov. 17

Elon Musk’s new email pushes Twitter managers to do his dirty work

Disabled employee sues Twitter over Musk’s ban on remote work

Hundreds of employees say no to being part of Elon Musk’s ‘extremely hardcore’ Twitter

@HaysKali “In addition to the payroll team being gone, Twitter’s entire US tax team is gone, I’m told, along with its financial reporting team. Not great.”

Saturday Nov 19th

Musk re-instates Trump’s account. Pretty desperate if he thinks this will save his $44 Billion investment. In the meantime CBS has left Twitter, Texas Tribune set up their own instance on Mastodon, Propublica moved to Mastodon. Will be interesting to see what the rest of the weekend holds and what happens on Monday.