From PC Mag: Twitter has cut upwards of 5,500 contract employees without notice, according to Platformer.
First reported by Casey Newton, and confirmed by Axios and CNBC, the mass firings span global workers in content moderation, real estate, and marketing, "among others."
Some 4,400 to 5,500 contractors employed by Surya Systems were let go over the weekend with no advanced notice of their termination; many found out only after losing access to Twitter's email and internal communications systems.
Neither Twitter nor Surya Systems immediately responded to PCMag's request for comment.
"Managers figured it out when their workers just disappeared from the system," Newton tweeted on Sunday, adding that cuts are expected to have "significant impact to content moderation and the core infrastructure services that keep the site up and running."
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