Dozens of employees fired from Twitter's Dublin and Singapore offices
Elon Musk lays off Twitter once again: Dozens of employees fired from Twitter's Dublin and Singapore offices
Elon Musk, the owner of the social media platform Twitter Inc., has once again made a major cut in the number of employees of the company. According to media reports, Twitter has announced fresh layoffs in its Dublin and Singapore offices. The company on Friday fired dozens of employees from its 'Trust and Safety' team and the 'Hate Speech and Harassment' unit that handles global content moderation.
According to Bloomberg, the layoffs also affected Noor Azhar Bin Ayoob, head of site integrity for Twitter's Asia Pacific region, who was recently hired. Apart from these, Analuis Dominguez, senior director of Twitter's revenue policy, has also been removed from the company.
At the same time, workers from the social network's misinformation policy, global appeals and teams handling state media on the platform have also been fired. Ella Irwin, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, confirmed to Reuters that the company made some team cuts on Friday night, but did not provide details.
Ella Irwin said, 'We have thousands of people in the trust and safety team, who do the work of content moderation. And we haven't cut any of the teams that do this work on a daily basis. He further said that some reductions have been made in those areas which lacked to move forward in sufficient volumes.
The company's employees have been going through a tough time since Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion in late October 2022. The social media platform had laid off around 3,700 employees by early November 2022 for cost-cutting. After this, hundreds of employees resigned. Nearly 5,000 out of 7,500 employees have lost their jobs since Musk's acquisition.
Talking about Twitter India, a few days after Musk's acquisition, the microblogging platform fired more than 90% of its Indian employees. According to a Bloomberg report, Twitter had more than 200 employees in India and after the layoffs, the number has now come down to about a dozen.
About 70% of the jobs in India were employed by the product and engineering teams. In addition, layoffs were also made in the marketing, public policy and corporate communications teams.