Somehow, Twitter Finds More Workers to Layoff

Twitter's San Francisco offices have been vacated in what is estimated to have fulfilled prophecies of 75% downsizing overall.

As the brush blows through the empty halls and vacant offices of Twitter headquarters, somehow, somewhere, Elon Musk found more people to fire.

The struggling social media company laid off half of its remaining public policy team this week LinkedIn and Twitter Contributions by former department staff member Theodora Skeadas, as first reported by Tech Crunch. Last Friday, the platform also cut additional technical staff responsible for site infrastructure, according to a report by The Information.

The Public Policy Team is/was responsible for managing legal and civil interactions related to issues such as rights of speech, privacy and security. The field(ed) team calls on governments and other organizations to moderate content and set rules accordingly a report from Reuters.

Gizmodo reached out to Skeadas and Twitter with questions about the layoffs, but didn’t immediately receive a response, and the total number of people fired is unclear. However, the head of the public order team, Sinéad McSweeney, also left the company this week, several unnamed sources reportedly told Reuters.

Since Musk’s hostile and chaotic takeover of the social media platform, the billionaire has made it Cut thousands of employees from the payslip. Then he had to readjust some. And then Musk tried to make it work at twitter so uncomfortable (pronounced “hardcore”), which stops even more.

When Musk’s acquisition finally went through in late October, reports surfaced that the Tesla boss was planning to cut three-quarters of the site’s workforce. Even though he denied this Rumor has it that they have now come true. Between quasi-voluntary departures and forced departures, an estimated 75% of all of Twitter’s former 7,000 or so employees no longer work at the company, according to Tech Crunch. Next on the chopping block? Probably the thrush itself.

The platform’s engineering, ethical AI, content moderation, and now public policy teams have all been hollowed out or dissolved entirely. Twitter last week dissolved its Confidence and Security Council, whose leader was Skeadas. Even George Hotz, the notorious hacker who offered his services to Twitter for 12 weeks at a low cost, Leave the site.

“Work still counts!” Skeadas wrote in her expanded LinkedIn post on the layoffs. “I wish those who stay with Twitter luck and strength.” But the way things are going, the few, the proud, the enduring Twitterers need more than luck and determination. You’re going to need a Christmas miracle.

https://gizmodo.com/twitter-layoffs-social-media-elon-musk-1849924210 Somehow, Twitter Finds More Workers to Layoff

Zack Zwiezen

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