Twitter cuts staff who oversee content moderation
Twitter carried out new staff cuts in the trust and security team in charge of global content moderation, and in one unit related to hate speech and harassment, The Bloomberg company reported this Saturday.
According to the report, citing people familiar with the matter, at least a dozen more cuts hit Friday at night to workers from Twitter at the company’s offices in Dublin and Singapore.
Between the fired from Elon Musk-owned social media platform include Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, a relatively recent hire as Site Integrity Officer for the Asia-Pacific region, and Ana Luisa Dominguez, senior director of revenue policy at Twitterreported the US financial advisory company.
Also they have been removed workers from teams tasked with disinformation policy, global appeals and state media on the platform, add the report.
Regarding the layoffs, the vice president of confidence and security of TwitterElla Irwin confirmed to the Reuters news agency that Twitter made some cuts to the trust and safety team on Friday nightbut did not give details.
“We have thousands of people within Trust and Safety who work in content moderation and we have not cut back on the teams that do that work on a daily basis,” he said by email.
He added that “some of the cuts were in areas that either lacked sufficient volume or where it made sense to consolidate.”
The staff cuts at Twitter are added to the 3,700 employees who were laid off in November to cut costs and hundreds more resigned later.
This controversy adds to those that the platform has suffered since Elon Musk took over the management of the company, such as the suspension of accounts of journaliststhe dissolution of its Trust and Security Council and the promotion of other social networks in their accounts and tweets.