Elon Musk apologises to sacked Twitter worker over online row


Twitter chief executive Elon Musk has apologised over an exchange he had on the platform with an employee.

It came after worker Halli Thorleifsson tweeted to Mr Musk saying: “Your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am employed or not”.

Mr Musk responded by asking: “What work have you been doing?”

After a series of follow up questions and answers Mr Thorleifsson said he received an email confirming that he had been fired.

Mr Musk followed that Twitter conversation with a tweet on Tuesday describing Mr Thorleifsson as “the worst” before deleting it.

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But in an apparent change of heart, Mr Musk took to the platform a few hours later to apologise – and appeared to offer Mr Thorleifsson his job back.

“I would like to apologise to Halli for my misunderstanding of his situation. It was based on things I was told that were untrue or, in some cases, true, but not meaningful.”

“He is considering remaining at Twitter,” he added.

Elon Musk's deleted tweet


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