Vivid News 24: Twelve members of Twitter Inc.’s trust and safety team, which oversees both the division in charge of handling hate speech and harassment as well as global content moderation, have been fired. In January, the Elon Musk-led business let go of staff members in its Dublin and Singapore offices.
Among the affected employees are Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, the organization’s recently hired head of site integrity for the Asia-Pacific region, and Analuisa Dominguez, Twitter’s senior director of revenue policy.
The report also stated that staff members working on teams responsible for state media, international appeals, and misinformation policy on the platform had been fired.
The agency received confirmation that some of the team members had been let go from Twitter’s head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin. She asserted that Twitter does eliminate jobs in divisions where there was insufficient “traffic” to support continued spending.
She didn’t mention Twitter by name, but the company has doubled staffing in its appeals division and will keep a director of revenue policy and a head of the Asia-Pacific region for trust and safety. In October 2022, Musk paid $44 billion for Twitter, partially funding the transaction with over $13 billion in debt that required interest payments of almost $1.5 billion annually.
Since then, he has been hurriedly making improvements to the social networking site, which he claims is in danger of collapse and was losing $4 million every day as of the beginning of November. Of Twitter’s 7,500 employees, Musk has orchestrated the termination or departure of about 5,000 people since taking over the business.
He has also imposed a “hardcore” work environment on the remaining staff. The odd businessman compared the organization to a “plane that is heading towards the ground at high speed with the engines on fire and the controls don’t work” on Twitter Spaces this month.
For unpaid payments, including those for software services, private chartered plane flights, and rent at one of Twitter’s San Francisco offices, numerous lawsuits have been brought against the company. Last month, a complaint was also brought against the company, claiming that the social network company unfairly targeted female employees for layoffs.
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