Twitter has fired more employees from the trust and safety team, which handles worldwide content moderation, including the unit responsible for hate speech and harassment.
According to Bloomberg, the corporation fired at least a dozen employees on Friday night in its Dublin and Singapore headquarters.
Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, Twitter’s Asia-Pacific region’s head of site integrity, and Analuisa Dominguez, Twitter’s senior director of revenue policy, were among those ordered to leave.
Workers on teams in charge of the social network’s misinformation policy, worldwide appeals, and state media on the site were also laid go, according to the agency.
Twitter’s head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, confirmed the staff reduction but denied targeting some of the locations named in the report. “It made more sense to unify teams under one leader (rather than two),” Irwin wrote in an email to the agency.
She went on to say that Twitter does cut employees in regions where there wasn’t enough ‘traffic’ to justify continuous support. However, the corporation has boosted employment in its appeals department and will continue to have a head of revenue policy and a head of trust and safety for the platform’s Asia-Pacific area.
Last month, the corporation also faced a lawsuit alleging that it disproportionately targeted female employees in layoffs.
Musk paid $44 billion for Twitter in October, partially funding the transaction with about $13 billion in debt, with interest payments of around $1.5 billion per year. Since then, Musk has been working to revitalise the social-media site, which he has stated is on the verge of bankruptcy and was losing $4 million per day as of early November.
Since Musk took over the platform, around 5,000 of its 7,500 employees have been sacked or left the company. The new boss imposed a “hardcore” work atmosphere on the surviving employees.