Hacker Hotz resigns from Elon Musk’s Twitter after 1 month

Noted hacker George Hotz lasted just a month on Elon Musk’s Twitter before announcing his resignation – which is... Fragster | 23. December 2022

Noted hacker George Hotz lasted just a month on Elon Musk’s Twitter before announcing his resignation – which is no surprise to anyone, as the idea was doomed from the start. The reasons for his resignation are slightly vague.

Twitter was acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in October, and controversy and confused stories have continued ever since. Among other things, Elon Musk brought the well-known PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz into the company to repair parts of the app. Hotz, who was hired as an intern for a period of three months and was allegedly not paid either, has now left the company after a month. 

Hotz quickly reached his limits

Hotz was hired in November 2022 to iron out some issues with Twitter, including the unresolvable login popup and inaccurate search functionality. Although he didn’t want to stay long with Twitter anyway, he then agreed to do a 3-month internship at Twitter to cover living expenses in San Francisco, the company’s headquarters. It is known that the pay for an internship is abysmal.

Apparently, Hotz didn’t get very far with his problems as an intern and turned to other experts on the Internet in the hope of getting free information from them on how to solve these problems. It’s not like Elon Musk doesn’t have money to pay people properly for their services, but that’s another topic.

As many may have guessed, Hotz didn’t even last a whole month, and a few days ago he resigned from Twitter with immediate effect.

Goodbye Musk, Goodbye Hotz

Hotz’s announcement came just a day after Musk’s own announcement about his resignation from Twitter. In a Twitter post, he said he would resign “as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!”

So Twitter loses two people who didn’t do much for the company; Elon Musk and Hotz. The fact that both of them threw themselves on Twitter like knights in the brightly shimmering aluminum foil, then tinkered around a bit and now hiss off again is more than strange, comes across as unprofessional and does not put the two in a good light. Goof around a bit, make headlines and then leave again?

The reason for Hotz’s termination is not entirely clear. He told some people on Twitter that he quit because he “expected the environment of a startup and found something very different.” Hotz also said he started reading Twitter’s code and realized “that’s not the right thing to do.” But he didn’t explain why it wasn’t the right thing to do.

Header: Twitter / @realGeorgeHotz