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Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be closed immediately. In a message seen by the BBC, activists were told that offices will reopen on Monday, November 21. He did not give any reason for the move. The announcement comes amid reports that new owner Elon Musk is leaving a large number of staff to sign up or leave them for a longer period of time with greater intensity. Please continue to comply with the company's policy by refraining from discussing the company's confidential information on social media, press or elsewhere, the message said. The reports faced a furore from unions with Prospect, asking Twitter UK, the union of tech workers, to meet about the treatment of its employees. We will not allow these digital P&O items to be checked, said Prospect General Secretary Mike Clancy, referring to the ferry operator's decision earlier this year to fire staff and replace them with agency workers. We are urgently looking for a meeting with Twitter UK Limited to discuss how it will manage its collective redundancy consultation, ensure a fair and transparent process, and take care of employees and meet legal obligations, including employees with special needs. Prospect will continue to do everything possible to support its members on Twitter. Big tech barons are not above the law and where possible, we will keep Twitter on the legal account.

'No one is left in the chain of command' There are indications that a large number of workers have resigned because they have not accepted Mr Musk's new terms. A former Twitter employee, who did not want to be named, told the BBC: I think when the dust clears today, maybe less than 2,000 people will be left. He claimed that everyone in his team has been sacked. The manager of this team, his manager, was sacked. And then that manager's manager was fired. The person above it was eliminated on the very first day itself. So there is no one left in this regard. Another said he had resigned even though he was willing to work for a long time. I didn't want to work for someone who emailed us several times that only 'extraordinary tweeps should work here' when I was working 60-70 hours a week, he said.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC.

In response to the staff departure, Twitter's former vice-president Bruce Daisley told the BBC that former Twitter engineers claimed the social media platform "could fail as soon as Monday".

"There are a lot of features that are really predicated on having engineers on site," he said.

“If those engineers are gone, it threatens the sustainability of the product.

"So, a lot of people are posting where you can find them online."

Pledge of Allegiance
This week, Mr. Musk told Twitter staff that he had to commit to working long hours and that he would "have to be very tough" or leave the company.

In an email to staff, the firm's new owner said workers must agree to the pledge if they want to stay, The Washington Post reported.

Mr. Musk said those who had not signed up by Thursday, Nov. 17, would receive three months of severance pay.

Earlier this month, the company said it was cutting about 50 percent of its workforce.

Employees are tweeting using the #LoveWhereYouWorked hashtag and a greeting emoji to show they are leaving the firm.

Despite the turmoil at the company, Mr Musk tweeted on Friday: "And... we hit another all-time high in Twitter usage."

The satirist Frank Leiser responded: "'Rome was never so bright at night!' - Nero” - a reference to the Roman emperor who famously rang the bell when Rome was burning.

Before Mr. Musk took control of Twitter, the company had about 7,500 employees. The firm also reported employing thousands of contract workers, most of whom have been laid off.

The world's richest man became Twitter's chief executive last month after buying the firm in a $44bn (£37bn) deal.

Mr Musk appeared unfazed by reports that Twitter was on the verge of shutting down, tweeting: "The best people are staying, so I'm not too worried".

In separate posts, he tweeted a skull and crossbones emoji and a meme depicting a tombstone with the Twitter logo.

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