Twitter has again laid off parts of its workforce. The layoffs once again hit the already weakened team that handles content moderation.
Elon Musk has thrown Twitter into quite a mess after his takeover. After mass layoffs, however, there is apparently no rest in the short message service in the new year either.
Then how Bloomberg reported with reference to insiders, the group has made further job cuts. These hit the moderation team of all people, who are already working weakened by the many layoffs.
New layoffs at Twitter
At least a dozen employees were fired on Friday evening. It is mainly about teams that take care of misinformation and state media.
In the Dublin and Singapore locations, Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, Twitter’s Head of Site Integrity in the Asia Pacific Region, and Analuisa Dominguez, Senior Director of Revenue Policy, are among those affected.
There are also other employees responsible for moderating content related to hate speech and harassment around the world.
The company confirms the cuts
Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, denied the terminations Bloomberg confirmed. According to Irwin, it made more sense to “consolidate teams under one leader.”
In particular, the group cut jobs that did not have enough “volume” to continue. On the other hand, Twitter has increased its staff in the complaints department.
Chaos surrounding layoffs on Twitter
The renewed layoffs at Twitter join a long line of layoffs since the takeover by Elon Musk. Shortly after closing the multi-billion dollar deal, Musk got rid of a number of executives, including the CEO, CFO and chief legal officer.
Shortly thereafter, a wave of resignation emails followed, which almost half of the workforce received. In this email, new boss Musk announced: “Today is your last day at our company.”
The company has now laid off around 5,000 of the 7,500 employees, including the press office in Germany.