Ex-Twitter CEO claims responsibility for Musk firing half of his staff

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, commented on the massive layoffs under a new

Elon Musk's leadership. He stated that he was "responsible for why everyone was in this situation" and that he developed the company "too fast".


I understand that many people are angry with me. I am responsible for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the size of the company too fast. I apologize for that

Jack DorseyTwitter co-founder

Dorsey served as CEO of Twittertwice. After being removed from this role in 2007, he returned to the position of CEO in 2015, and finally left his post in November last year. He appointed former Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal to take his place and backed Musk's takeover bid.

"Elon is the only solution Itrust," Dorsey wrote in April. Dorsey also retained a 2.4% stake in Twitter when Musk became the owner of the company, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Previously, Musk fired about 50% of Twitter employees.including 15% of the content moderation team. He also fired Agrawal and a number of other executives, including chief financial officer Ned Segal and policy chief Vijay Gadde.