The Information initially reported on the cuts, which come in the aim of continuing to cut costs at the social media corporation, with CEO Elon Musk having already shrunk the workforce at Twitter by at least 70 per cent to around 2,000 employees.
Many members of product and business development teams were notified via email that they were being laid off, with others finding out by being locked out of Twitter’s systems.
Among those cut were director of product management Esther Crawford, who had been overseeing the delivery of the Twitter Blue subscription service and other paid offerings.
Crawford, who joined Twitter as founder of acquired video chat start-up Squad in 2020, tweeted on Sunday that she was “deeply proud of the team for building through so much noise & chaos”.
Also let go by Twitter over the weekend was senior product manager Martijn de Kuijper, whose newsletter start-up Revue had been bought by Twitter in 2021. He commented on Sunday: “Looks like I’m let go,” having stated that he had found himself locked out of the company systems.
Musk had previously called for staff to be prepared for an “extremely hardcore” long-hours working culture “at high intensity”, with many sharing that staff had been sleeping in Twitter’s offices in order to get tasks completed.
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