Elon Musk is bringing in new faces for Twitter 2.0 — including his cousins and Bari Weiss

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Elon Musk is bringing in new faces for Twitter 2.0 — including his cousins and Bari Weiss
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Happy Friday Eve, readers. The makeup of Elon Musk's Twitter is changing, and not just because the offices are now bedrooms.

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With the majority of the company's former staff having been laid off — or fired, or resigned — Musk has brought in some of his own picks to work at Twitter 2.0. The new guard includes some of his family members, a conservative commentator, and enthusiastic "interns."

I'm your host, Jordan Parker Erb. There's more on the new faces at Musk's social media company below, so let's get to it.


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1. Elon Musk is bringing in new faces for Twitter 2.0. As Musk moves towards a new, "hardcore" version of the social media company, he's begun bringing in new people — even as about 70% of its staff have been laid off or fired or have resigned since his takeover.

  • Among Musk's latest hires are two of his cousins, according to people familiar with the matter. One of the cousins works on software-engineering projects, while the other is seen more as "a fixer type," helping Musk out with various needs.
  • Dozens of Tesla engineers also remain at Twitter, along with staffers from The Boring Company, including its operations chief, Jehn Balajadia.
  • Bari Weiss, a conservative newsletter writer, also has been given access to Twitter's systems, with Musk saying she would take part in releasing what he's dubbed "the Twitter files."
  • There are so many such Musk hires and access requests at Twitter that Ross Nordeen, a technical program manager from Tesla, has now been brought into Twitter to manage them.
  • And these aren't the only new faces at Twitter — hundreds of people have applied for a chance to work at Musk's new company.

Who's new at Twitter 2.0


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Curated by Jordan Parker Erb in New York. (Feedback or tips? Email jerb@insider.com or tweet @jordanparkererb.) Edited by Hallam Bullock (tweet @hallam_bullock) in London.

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