Twitter asks some laid-off workers to return, reports Bloomberg

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Nov 6 (Reuters) – After Twitter Inc laid off around half of its staff on Friday following the $44 billion acquisition of Elon Musk, the company is now addressing dozens of employees who have lost their jobs and are asking them to come back, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday.

Some of those asked to return were fired by mistake. Others were fired before management realized their work and experience might be needed to create the new features Musk envisioned, according to the report citing people familiar with the moves.

Twitter recently laid off 50% of its employees, including employees of the trust and safety team, the company’s head of security and integrity, Yoel Roth, said in a tweet earlier this month. week.

Tweets from staff at the social media company said the teams responsible for communications, content curation, human rights and machine learning ethics were among those eviscerated, while like some product and engineering teams.

Twitter updated its app in the Apple App Store on Saturday to start charging $8 for searched blue verification marks, in Musk’s first major overhaul of the social media platform.

Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

Reporting by Jaiveer Singh Shekhawat in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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