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Elon Musk Fires Twitter Employee After Exposing Failures of the App on Android

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On Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted an apology because of the poor performance that Twitter for Android had in some countries, saying, in technical terms, that the app timeline was not refreshing fast enough.

Musk was then quoted by someone identified as Eric Frohnhoefer, a Twitter Android developer. In the quote, the developer stated that the information given by the billionaire was wrong. Frohnhoefer has a history of tweets in support of the Democratic party and of unverified information about the Twitter takeover.

Musk replied with a couple of questions: ‘Then please correct me. What is the right number?’ ‘Twitter is super slow on Android. What have you done to fix that?’

Frohnhoefer replied with a series of tweets containing technical information and some ideas on why the performance of the app on Android was, in fact, slow.

Shortly after, he would respond to a comment saying he would’ve preferred the CEO to ask these questions privately or via Slack.

Minutes later, Musk confirmed in another reply that the employee was fired.

Here’s the full exchange:

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