Elon Musk Fires Thousands Of Twitter Contractors
Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk is further wiping out the teams that battle misinformation on the social media platform as outsourced moderators learned over the weekend they were out of a job.
The social media giant fired its contractors that track hate and other harmful content on Saturday. Some of the contractors said they didn’t realize they were sacked until they weren’t able to log onto work on Saturday.
Musk’s move comes after Twitter fired much of its full-time workforce by email on November 4. About 4,400 of 5,500 contractors have been fired, according Reporter Casey Newton from Platformer News.