Executives at Twitter have been fired ahead of Elon Musk’s acquisition.

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Two of Twitter’s top executives have announced their departure, in one of the biggest shake-ups since Elon Musk agreed to buy the company.

Twitter’s consumer and revenue operations were led by the executives.

Except for “business vital tasks,” the firm has suspended most hiring as of this week.

The move comes as Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes forward with a $44 billion (£36 billion) purchase of the platform.

“We’re reducing non-labour costs to guarantee we’re being responsible and efficient,” stated a Twitter representative.

Kayvon Beykpour, who oversaw Twitter’s consumer division, and Bruce Falck, who oversaw revenue, both stated on Thursday that the departures were not their choices.

Mr Beykpour, who is on paternity leave, expressed regret when Mr Parag asked him to go because he “wants to take the team in a different direction.”

Mr Falck wrote, “I’ll clarify that I, too, was sacked by (Parag).” He did, however, appear to remove the tweet afterwards. His Twitter bio now says “unemployed.”

In the meantime, Jay Sullivan, who was in charge of the consumer unit during Mr Beykpour’s absence, will take over as the division’s permanent leader. Until a new leader is appointed, he will also supervise the revenue team.

Mr Musk claimed last week that if his takeover attempt is successful, he will lift former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban.

“I would remove the permanent ban,” he stated at an event on Tuesday, “but I don’t own Twitter yet, so this isn’t something that will absolutely happen.”

“Even though I believe a less contentious candidate would be better in 2024, I still believe Trump should be restored to Twitter,” he tweeted on Thursday.

Mr Trump has stated that he does not intend to return to Twitter and instead plans to develop his own network, Truth Social.

Following the storming of the US Capitol, he was permanently banned from Twitter in January 2021, citing the “potential of further instigation of violence.”

After losing his re-election effort in 2020, Mr Trump has yet to say whether he will run for president again in 2024.