After firing thousands of Twitter employees in the first week of taking over the platform. Musk is now removing a significant amount of contract employees. Reports have suggested that this move will affect around 4,400 of its 5,500 workers. Many of these employees have claimed that their access was revoked without any prior notice.
According to a report from Platformer, Twitter has removed these employees without any prior notice. The employees lost access to their official mail and other online services. Some of these employees did not get any prior warning from the company. They realised that they were removed when they lost access to the company's internal communications and even e-mail.
Update: company sources tell me that yesterday Twitter eliminated ~4,400 of its ~5,500 contract employees, with cuts expected to have significant impact to content moderation and the core infrastructure services that keep the site up and running.
People inside are stunned.— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) November 13, 2022
The report suggests that these job cuts were announced across the company's global operations. It included employees working in content moderation, real estate, marketing, engineering, and other departments.
This comes weeks after the first wave of layoffs that happened in the first week after Elon Musk took over Twitter. Musk removed around 3,700 employees from Twitter offices across the globe. He reportedly removed 90 per cent of the company's employees in India.
After the latest round of firings, Twitter has lost more than half of its entire workforce. Firing employees working on content moderation is expected to increase instances of impersonators, scammers, and other cybersecurity threats.
Shortly after Twitter launched the new Blue subscription, a lot of users who paid for the $8 subscription, got the blue checkmark. This created confusion as numerous impersonator accounts started gaining the verified mark. Twitter had to finally roll back the feature.
Elon Musk completed the $44 billion deal to own Twitter in late October. Since then, he has fired half the company's employees, most of the top-level executives and even the board of directors. Last week some more executives, leading important teams like security, resigned from the company.
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