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Why is Twitter blocking employee access to its source code?

Answer: To prevent employees from “going rogue” in light of recent news.

If you haven’t spent any time on the Internet lately, you might have missed the ongoing Elon Musk versus Twitter drama. It’s been quite the roller coaster, with the Tesla CEO first announcing he would join the social media company’s board, then deciding not to within a matter of days, only to come back just as quickly with an offer to purchase the whole company.

After a back-and-forth that contained a number of weed jokes, Musk and the board have reportedly reached a deal. Pending shareholder and regulatory approval, Musk will be purchasing Twitter for $44 billion and taking the company private.

Not all of Twitter’s 7,000 employees are happy with this news. The company has reportedly severely restricted their access to the platform’s source code in order to prevent anyone from “going rogue” and sabotaging it to display their displeasure. As of now, employees must receive approval from a vice president in order to make any changes.