Twitter Fires 4,400 out of 5,500 Contractors: A Report

Vignesh Karunanidhi
Twitter Fires 4,400 of 5,500 Contractors: Report
Source: TechCrunch

A new course of action was taken in the wake of the $44 billion Twitter acquisition, one of the largest social media platforms in the world. Numerous revisions have been done as a result of the platform’s subsequent evolution.

Elon Musk attributed the decline in earnings to a significant reduction in advertisers. On the other hand, just over a week into the CEO’s new position, layoffs were also swiftly implemented. As per the latest report from Platformer, Elon Musk’s Twitter has fired 4,400 out of 5,500 contractors.

Twitter reportedly fired contractors without prior notice

Casey Newton, from the Platformer, reported that a large group of Twitter contractors have been laid off without any notice. The firing happened both in the US and abroad. Some of the functions affected by the firing include content moderation, real estate, and marketing.

Newton clarified that the contractors were unaware of the firing. The contractors received the information when they were no longer able to access their Slack and email programs. Additionally, even the managers came to only know about their workers’ statuses when they disappeared from the system.

Newton highlighted that the people inside the company are stunned after 4,400 of 5,500 contractors were fired. The fired contractors were mainly dealing with content moderation and the daily activities that keep Twitter running.

Many people are taken aback by the report, which claims that the contractors were fired without warning. The ongoing activities are part of Elon Musk’s bigger vision to change the social media platform. However, several Twitter users are shocked by the report, pointing out that the recession is hitting hard.