Elon Musk announced a new round of layoffs at Twitter’s sales staff on Monday. Bloomberg cites “people familiar with the matter” as saying that Musk is laying off personnel to equalise the teams, but the exact number of layoffs is unclear at this time.
According to prior reports by The Verge, some “essential” teams responsible for maintaining the site’s availability have either departed entirely or have practically no one remaining. As the number of individuals responsible for maintaining Twitter’s infrastructure dwindles, current and former employees worry that the network could soon fail.
Following his takeover earlier this month, Musk has already fired over half of Twitter’s 7,500-person workforce, including employees in product trust and safety, policy, communications, tweet curation, ethical AI, and data science. Unfortunately, Twitter’s former PR division is no longer operational.