Twitter may make further cuts to its shrinking workforce as of Monday. Elon Musk is considering new layoffs that will target the company’s sales and partnership teams. The scale of the potential cuts is unclear but it would cover a significant number of employees this comes after Musk dismissed Twitter 2.0 as an ultimatum.
On Friday, Musk reportedly asked Robin Wheeler, Twitter’s head of advertising sales, and Maggie Sunwick, head of partnerships, to fire more employees, both of whom were terminated after pushing back twitter has contacted Engadget for comment.
The company no longer has a communications team. If Twitter goes ahead with the cuts, Musk will already be laying off 50 percent of the company’s previously 7,500-person strong workforce. With most of the website’s contract workers quitting and “at least 1,200 employees leaving” in the wake of Musk’s ultimatum, there are concerns that parts of Twitter will be deregulated.
There are signs of this on Saturday as well. When some users noticed that the platform’s automatic copyright strike system was not working in a thread spotted by The Verge, someone posted The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift in its entirety. Around 50 tweets were posted, for which the thread ran for almost a whole day and was shared widely, before Twitter suspended the account responsible for posting the film.