Bloomberg: Twitter fired more than 90% of employees in India after the arrival of Elon Musk
The leadership of the American social network Twitter fired more than 90 percent of employees in India alone, leaving only 12 out of 200 people, report Bloomberg sources.
More than 70 percent of the laid-off employees are developers and software engineers. Employees whose duties were related to marketing, corporate communications and cooperation with the state authorities of the country were also dismissed.
With the acquisition of Twitter by US billionaire Elon Musk on October 27 and his arrival as CEO, the company announced massive cost cuts and new paid features. In particular, around the world, the number of employees of Twitter decreased about half or 3,700 people. In addition, the board of directors was temporarily dissolved.
At the same time, India is considered a key market for the growth of global Internet companies, but in recent years they have been facing increased government regulation of social networks from the authorities, Bloomberg points out. At the same time, Twitter is a key discussion forum for local politicians, who regularly exchange accusations of spreading disinformation. It remains unclear how Twitter will moderate content in a country that speaks more than 100 languages after massive layoffs in India, the agency said.
The number of Twitter users has grown significantly around the world after the announcement of the acquisition of the social network by Elon Musk, about which the billionaire himself declared November 7th. At the same time, according to the Bot Sentinel study, from that moment on, the number of users, on the contrary, decreased almost one million.