Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says company-wide layoffs are his fault

Jack Dorsey says he can “understand” if current and former Twitter employees blame him for the state of the company. The co-founder and co-founder of Twitter took to the platform on Saturday to say he was responsible for the situation. “People past and present on Twitter are strong and resilient. They will always find a way, no matter how tough the moment gets,” Dorsey . “I realize that many are angry with me. I am responsible for why everyone is in this situation: I increased the size of the company too quickly. I apologize for that.”

Dorsey added that he was grateful to everyone who had worked on Twitter before. “I don’t expect it to be reciprocated right now…or ever…and I get it,” he wrote. Dorsey issued his apology after posted a post earlier today claiming he is now “hated on Twitter”. Many employees reportedly “blamed” him for Musk’s takeover and the company-wide layoffs that will see about 50% of Twitter’s workforce cut.

The thread marks Dorsey’s first public comment on Twitter since Musk closed his $44 billion deal to buy the company on Oct. 27. When the SpaceX founder first announced the takeover, Dorsey threw his support behind it. “Elon is the one solution I trust”, . “It’s the right way…I believe it with all my heart.” Dorsey was silent after Musk attempted to do so, but in texts it became clear that he had wanted Musk to take a more active role on Twitter for some time.

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