Twitter asks some fired workers to return – Bloomberg

Twitter is now asking dozens of employees to come back after cutting half of its workforce on Friday, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

One of the first things Elon Musk did after buying Twitter for $44 billion and becoming the ‘’Chief Twit’’ was to halve the company’s workforce. While his move drew global criticism, he tweeted on Friday that they had no other choice as Twitter is losing $4 million a day.

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The company is now contacting dozens of fired employees asking them to return, according to sources who asked to remain anonymous. Some of them were mistakenly let go, and others were laid off before the company decided that they would be required to create the new features Musk wants to bring to the platform.

Another decision Musk made as the new CEO was to charge users $8 per month to receive and continue having Twitter’s blue check mark. The verification badge will now be offered as part of the Twitter Blue subscription plan, which will soon include other premium features such as the ability to get priority in replies, mentions and search, to share longer video and audio, and halve the amount of ads they see on the platform.

Twitter released an update for its iOS app on Saturday to start charging users for the blue check mark. While the new subscription plan hasn’t been launched yet, the company said it’s currently ‘’testing and pushing changes in real-time’’.

As reported by the New York Times, Twitter is planning to launch the service after Tuesday’s midterm elections, since many users and employees expressed concerns that it could be misused to sow discord.

Written by Tuna Cetin


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