Twitter Down; Mass Lay offs to Begin Today
Twitter users across the world are facing troubles with the micro blogging platform. Many users reported problems with the site early Friday.
Many users mentuoned they’re unable to log into the website. A popup reading- “Something went wrong, but don’t worry – try again” appeared when the feed page first loaded.
According to Downdetector – the outage tracking site has also flagged issues with the platform. The outage, reportedly started around 3 am and saw a relatively big spike around 7 am. Users around the world are hit.
Meanwhile, Twitter is also making headlines as it begins its mass lay offs today. In an internal email, the social media company said the cuts are “an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path”. At around 9:00 AM PST on November 4th, the employees would receive the mail that would mention whether or not they continue at the microblogging company.
All employees will receive an email on Friday, the notice said. Those who will keep their jobs will get an email to their work account, those being laid off will receive a notification to their personal email. Employees were reminded not to disclose “confidential company information” on social media or with press.
The firm added that its offices would be temporarily closed and badge access would be suspended.
The layoffs come as Musk was speculated to cut as much as 50% of Twitter’s workforce, just days after becoming the head of the company he purchased for $44bn. That could mean thousands of jobs lost, as the company had more than 7,000 employees at the end of 2021 according to a regulatory filing.