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Documents detail plans to gut Twitter's workforce

By Elizabeth Dwoskin

21 Oct 2022 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

Interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Post show change likely to have major impact on Twitter's ability to control harmful content and prevent data security crises.

Twitter's workforce is likely to be hit with massive cuts in the coming months, no matter who owns the company, interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Post show, a change likely to have major impact on its ability to control harmful content and prevent data security crises.

Elon Musk told prospective investors in his deal to buy the company that he planned to get rid of nearly 75 percent of Twitter's 7,500 workers, whittling the company down to a skeleton staff of just over 2,000.

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