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As Twitter’s Boss Elon Musk Fires Half Workforce, Ex-Exec’s Concerns – Deadline

Following Now a Black Friday for Many Ex-Twitter EmployeesA former executive on stage shares his two big concerns Twitter and the rest of its employees.

Sunil Singhvi – Former Director of Media Partnerships at Twitter, where bss Elon MuskThe first major step in the U.S. was to open up half of the global workforce, meaning at least 3,000 employees lost their jobs – challenging the BBC to be high-profile leaders using the platform to share their thoughts and ideas. told the BBC about it.

He said on Radio 4’s Today program on Saturday morning: “It’s incredibly difficult for a company to work in a position that, if your leader is taking ideas and spewing them out to the world, impacts itself for the business.” It’s quite easy to do. [a] Ideas swing from one minute to another.”

Singhvi also added his voice to those who were questioning how safe the platform can be for users with these immediate cuts to employees, which means moderation will go out of the way to build the company, especially That’s when Musk has been so vocal about his love of free speech.

While Musk has said moderation would be unaffected by the cuts, Singhvi told the BBC that this was denied by his head of Twitter’s Trust for Safety, who said 15% of his team had lost their jobs – the company Less than the average of 50%, but still significant.

“The people on that front line work incredibly hard, but it’s a lot of hard work,” Singhvi said. “Any shortfall in this will result in slowing down or missing some material.

“The world is more unstable than ever.

“My concern for Twitter is that if something happens, something changes, if there is a bigger story in the world, we are now in a position where Twitter has fewer resources to guarantee the safety of its users, And to ensure that there is misinformation and abuses don’t spread like wildfire.”

While Musk explains the cut in terms of the platform’s alleged $4m a day loss, he says that a loss is down to advertising revenue, which is being impacted by activists pressuring advertisers, Singhvi said. has placed this in the context of advertisers’ concerns. ,

“This is an opportunity for advertisers to say, can we make sure there are railings and this platform is secure?”

With regard to the $8/month fee Musk proposed for a ‘blue tick’, Singhvi said the site would need to be improved for users to jump on board:

“What was free yesterday must be better than ever. If you’ve never paid for it before, the jump from zero to eight dollars is so huge, it will be interesting to see if viewers will join them on that journey. “