Despite Making Promises, Elon Musk Continues To Sack Twitter Employees: Report

Elon Musk is still laying off Twitter employees as dozens of employees from sales and engineering departments were laid off last week, including one of Musk’s direct reporting executives who was managing engineering for Twitter’s advertising business. Was. According to media reports, this means that Twitter’s new CEO has done at least three rounds of layoffs. This is despite his promise not to sack more employees after his brutal layoff exercise in November that affected two-thirds of the micro-blogging platform’s 7,500 employees.

In a meeting with employees, Musk had claimed that Twitter is now actively recruiting for positions in engineering and sales. He also asked the staff to recommend potential candidates.

However, Musk has been sacking employees from time to time.

Twitter has closed two of its three India offices and instructed its employees to work from home, as part of Elon Musk’s mission to cut costs and make the struggling social media service profitable. Twitter closed its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.

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In November last year, Musk laid off more than 90 per cent of its employees in India, which numbered over 200.

Musk has also laid out a directive internally to improve the way ads are targeted in Twitter’s main feed within a week.

However, Marcin Kadluzka, the engineering manager hired for the monetization, who reports directly to Musk, tweeted that this was not possible.

“I believe Twitter could really improve ads in 2-3 months (though not necessarily in a week),” Kadluzka posted, as reported by The Verge.

In addition, Musk said Wednesday that Twitter would “open source” its algorithm next week and improve it “rapidly.”

When Musk tweeted, “Say what you want about me, but I acquired the world’s largest non-profit for $44B lol.”

One user commented, “Okay. Now open source it, we’d be really impressed.”

“Be prepared to be disappointed at first when our algorithm is made open source next week, but it will improve rapidly!” Twitter CEO replied

Last week, Musk said the micro-blogging platform would offer users the ability to adjust the algorithm to a “closer match” to their users in the “coming months”.

(With inputs from IANS)

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