Twitter fires more censors – media — RT World News
The new layoffs are said to have affected “misinformation” and other content moderators
The social network has fired at least a dozen employees responsible for handling “misinformation policy, global appeals and state media” at offices in Dublin and Singapore, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the latest reforms in a series of radical reforms implemented by the company’s new CEO Elon Musk.
Twitter’s Head of Trust and Safety, Ella Irwin, told that publication to “unify teams,” The company only removes duplicate positions and cuts jobs that don’t have enough workload to justify their existence. Friday’s cuts are said to have affected Twitter’s head of site integrity for the Asia-Pacific region, Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, and senior director of revenue policy, Analusa Dominguez, while the others asked to remain anonymous.
In a separate statement to Reuters, Irwin admit some new cuts in her division, but says the company still has “thousands of people” is responsible for content moderation and has “don’t cut back on the teams that do that work every day.”
After completing the purchase of Twitter for $44 billion in October, Musk acknowledged that the social media giant could go bust if it doesn’t start generating more cash. In an effort to cut costs, he laid off half of the company’s employees, including most top executives, and ordered the rest to stop working from home. Overall, an estimated two-thirds of the company’s employees and contractors globally have been laid off, laid off or laid off.
As the site’s new owner, Musk has also pushed for easing restrictions on content, vowing to make Twitter a haven for free speech and ushering in a series of policy changes. provoked a backlash from the media establishment and its prominent allies. He reactivated the accounts of dozens of more controversial users and began sharing internal company communications that hinted at a major political conspiracy between the US government, intelligence agencies, and the US government. Newspapers and major Tech platforms to censor politically inconvenient stories, opinions, and people.
The billionaire seems to admit that not everyone supports his recent political shifts this week, polling his followers on whether he should “out of politics” or “keep shooting him in the foot.” He then joked that “If I dig my grave deep enough, it might come out from the other side of the Earth.”
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