Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Twitter says 50% of staff laid off

Safety and integrity head Yoel Roth also said that the social media platform’s content moderation capabilities remained in place.

Twitter has laid off 50% of its employees, the company’s head of safety and integrity said on Friday in a tweet.

Safety and integrity head Yoel Roth also said that the social media platform’s content moderation capabilities remained in place.

Roth said 15% of Twitter’s employees on the trust and safety team, which is responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation and harmful content, were laid off.

Company-wide, the layoffs affected 50% of employees, he said.

“Again, to be crystal clear, Twitter’s strong commitment to content moderation remains absolutely unchanged,” Elon Musk tweeted shortly after Roth’s own tweet.

He said: ”Regarding Twitter’s reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day. Everyone exited was offered 3 months of severance, which is 50% more than legally required.”

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