Twitter users react to Hindi tweets on layoffs thinking it’s from Elon Musk

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NEW DELHI: Netizens on Saturday were bewildered at Twitter’s new chief, Elon Musk, ‘tweeting’ in Hindi wherein he was reinforcing his move to charge $8 per month for blue tick users.

Notably, social media users were discussing the massive layoff of employees and his new rules and regulations for Twitter. With the hashtag #TwitterLayoffs, the post is shared from an account that at the first glance looks like the handle of the tech billionaire.

However, the handle, with username @iawoolford, from which the post is shared, created confusion with the blue tick beside the profile name. It initially led many to believe that Musk shared the tweet himself. Reacting to massive layoffs, many of the post written in Hindi has gone viral.

“Twitter will be divided into pieces, even Twitter gang will have to pay $8.”

Another tweet read, “This bird is sold.” The Twitter user used the line imitating the viral “Government bik gayi” meme. The post is complete with a pic from the viral meme.

“This time the broom will run, this time the broom will run! The broom will hit the corrupt Twitter!!” read another tweet by @iawoolford.

The post had a Bollywood angle too, wherein a famous dialogue from the movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, wherein, Shahrukh Khan uses the dialogue, “Small things like this keep happening in big countries… isn’t it?”

He also used a famous Bhojpuri song sung by Pawan Singh – “Kamariya Kare Lapalap, Key Lollipop Lagelu.”

Meanwhile, Musk does not get affected by the criticism he has been receiving over his decision to charge Twitter users to get verified accounts. On Saturday, Musk took to Twitter and reiterated his stance on the blue tick fee. “Trash me all day, but it’ll cost $8,” he tweeted.

Musk has also been receiving a lot of hate on Twitter for laying off employees. Defending his decision to fire employees, Musk said that it was needed as Twitter was losing more than $4 million per day.

“Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately, there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day. Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50 pc more than legally required”, Musk tweeted. (ANI)

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