Ella Irwin, vice president of trust and safety at the firm, informed reporters that Twitter reduced its trust and safety team on Friday night owing to slow traffic growth.
Reportedly, in an effort to maintain its economic model, social media behemoth Twitter has reduced its worldwide content moderation team. According to Bloomberg, the social networking company controlled by Elon Musk slashed its employees in Dublin and Singapore. Since assuming leadership of the firm a year ago, the tech tycoon has drastically downsized Twitter’s personnel, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and policy head Vijaya Gadde.
However, Musk has justified his decision to downsize Twitter’s workforce by citing decreased income from international advertising. In addition, Musk has attempted to improve revenue collection by creating, among other services, paid Twitter blue. Following a lacklustre response to premium memberships, Musk has initiated layoffs in the United States and elsewhere.
Twitter reduced its trust and safety staff on Friday night owing to slow growth, according to Ella Irwin, vice president of trust and safety. Irwin added, however, that the corporation has not sent critical personnel home from the trust and safety department.
Irwin emphasised that Trust and Safety employ tens of thousands of individuals who moderate material on a regular basis and that these teams have not been reduced.
In order to reduce operational expenses, Twitter has laid off around 3,700 people over the previous several months. Hundreds of others have subsequently resigned in solidarity with the impacted individuals. As a consequence, the corporation is likely to face more lawsuits from the impacted workers. Musk has already been charged with discriminating against female workers during the layoffs.
According to the complaint, Musk is accused of firing 57% of its female employees compared to 47% of its male employees. Musk is thus accused of breaching federal and California statutes against gender discrimination in the workplace.
Musk has said in his defence that the purpose of purchasing Twitter is to go ahead with a unified application codenamed X. According to rumours of blockchain integration, Musk is apparently entering the Web3 market by acquiring Twitter.
Since its purchase a year ago, rumours about Musk embracing Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment on Twitter have surged.
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