As Twitter has entered a downward spiral since Elon Musk acquired the company, more employees are reportedly being laid off this week. This comes after Elon Musk decided to let go 50% of the company’s workforce and sent an ultimatum last week to those who remain.
Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that Musk was considering firing more employees in Twitter’s sales and partnership team. According to the report, Musk started to lay off Robin Wheeler, head of marketing and sales, and Maggie Suniewick, head of partnerships after both refused to fire more employees.
According to Platformer reporter Casey Newton, Twitter has now started informing more employees from the sales team that they were being laid off. Account managers and client partners started were the first to be notified last night, with the company reportedly following up today with members of the sales team.
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More layoffs hit Twitter’s sales team this morning, per someone affected. Account managers and client partners started to be informed last night.
Comes a day after Musk held a short-notice Sunday evening all-hands meeting with the sales team where layoffs were not discussed.
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) November 21, 2022
Over the weekend, Elon Musk also made headlines after reactivating the Twitter account of Donald Trump. Musk’s decision was based on a Twitter poll he made, which saw 51.8% of 15 million participants voting in favor of Trump’s reinstatement.
If this terrible signal wasn’t enough, Twitter also seems to have issues with content moderation and its copyright system following the massive round of layoffs that recently hit the company. Over the weekend, some Twitter users have been spotted tweeting entire movies in a series of two minutes videos on the platform.
Right now, Elon Musk seems focused on relaunching the new $8/month Twitter Blue subscription that many users previously abused to impersonate people or brands with the blue checkmark. In the new version of Twitter Blue that’s expected to launch later this month, only Twitter accounts older than 90 days will be eligible for the subscription.