Elon Musk fires 90% of Indian staff from Twitter

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Twitter Inc. has fired more than 90% of its employees in India over the weekend as part of the worldwide layoffs ordered by new owner Elon Musk.

According to media reports, the company employed just over 200 people in India before the layoffs leaving it with only about a dozen employees.

Approximately 70% of the job cut in India was from the goods and engineering team which worked on a worldwide mandate.

Positions were also reduced in areas such as marketing, public policy, and corporate communications.

Twitter headquarters based in San Francisco and California also reduced its global workforce by roughly half, or approximately 3,700 employees.

Twitter’s India headquarters are located in New Delhi, Mumbai’s financial capital and Bengaluru (India’s southern tech hub).

According to media reports, India is an important growth engine for global internet providers like Twitter, Meta Platforms Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google which rely on its potentially huge pool of new online users.

However, the companies are also subject to increasingly stringent content regulations aimed at limiting the country’s large tech firms.

According to Bloomberg News, the company now only has approximately 3,700 employees worldwide.

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