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Twitter cuts more staff overseeing global content moderation, report says

Twitter cuts more staff overseeing global content moderation, report says
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The job cuts affected employees in Twitter’s Dublin and Singapore offices, the Bloomberg report added.

 

Elon Musk-owned microblogging platform Twitter has slashed more jobs into its trust and safety team handling global content moderation, according to a Bloomberg report. Further job cuts have been done in the unit related to hate speech and harassment.

 

At least a dozen employees were laid off on Friday, including the company’s head of site integrity for the Asia-Pacific region Nur Azhar Bin Ayob, and senior director of revenue policy Analuisa Dominguez. The job cuts affected employees in Twitter’s Dublin and Singapore offices, the report added.

 

Bloomberg further pointed out that employees handling the company’s misinformation policy, global appeals, and state media were also eliminated. Twitter’s head of trust and safety – Ella Irwin told the media organization that the American social media platform “did eliminate roles in areas of the company that didn’t get enough “volume” to justify continued support.”

 

However, Irwin noted that “Twitter had increased staffing in its appeals department, and that it would continue to have a head of revenue policy and a head for the platform’s Asia-Pacific region for trust and safety.”

 

The microblogging site’s move comes under the leadership of the new boss Elon Musk and is another addition to what now seems like a never-ending saga consisting of mass layoffs, weakening content moderation policies, and a surge in fake accounts. Musk acquired Twitter in October last year for $44 billion, part of which has been financed via debt.

 

Last month, reports suggested that Twitter had dissolved its volunteer group – Trust and Safety Advisory Council. The advisory group was formed in 2016 to address issues relating to hate speech, child exploitation, suicide, etc.

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