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Former Twitter boss Jack Dorsey apologizes amid mass layoffs | Twitter

Former Twitter boss Jack Dorsey apologizes amid mass layoffs | Twitter

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey left for the platform, which was recently bought by the billionaire Elon Musk to apologize for the situation at the location that laid off thousands of workers.

On Saturday Dorsey posted a series of tweets in response to Twitter’s workforce layoffs, which have begun on Friday. As many as half of the company’s 7,500 employees could be laid off since Musk bought the company for $44 billion last week.

“The people of Twitter, past and present, are strong and resilient,” Dorsey wrote. “He will always find a way, no matter how difficult the moment is. I understand that many people are angry with me.

“I am responsible for why everyone is in this situation: I increased the size of the company too quickly.” I apologize for that.”

Dorsey added: “I’m grateful and I love everyone who has ever worked on Twitter. I don’t expect it to be mutual at this point…or ever…and I understand,” along with a heart emoji.

Responses to Dorsey’s comments were mixed. Many users blame Dorsey for problems on Twitter after it was bought by Musk.

“Ugh. Too little. too late,” one user wrote.

Posted by another user: “Dude, you’re a no-brainer.”

A number of departments at Twitter have suffered deep cuts or been eliminated entirely, including the company’s human rights and algorithmic ethics teams.

At least one class action lawsuit has been filed filed against Twitter on behalf of former employees who say they did not receive proper termination notice.

“Elon Musk has a history of violating California labor laws, as Tesla has been hit with a shocking number of sexual and racial harassment lawsuits,” said prominent attorney Lisa Bloom, who confirmed for the Guardian that she was in contact with several Twitter employees.

“His workers are human beings who are all entitled to be treated with respect. This time a tough class action will finally educate him that even the richest man in the world is not above the law.”

UK-based Twitter workers facing job losses have been given three days to nominate a representative for a formal consultation about their employment.

Musk defended the layoffs, tweeting that the laid-off employees were getting three months’ severance pay because the company was allegedly losing money over $4 million a day.

However, several companies have announced that they will no longer advertise on Twitter due to fears that misinformation and hate speech will spread on the app as protections against each are reduced.

Audi, General Motors, General Mills and other advertisers have stopped advertising on the site.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other groups have also asked advertisers to halt their spending on the site due to concerns about hate speech.





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