Social media company Twitter fired an unknown number of content moderators last weekend. Those are people who are not employed by Twitter, but who Twitter hired to keep unwanted content off its platform.

It may involve thousands of content moderators,claims AP news agency. Casey Newton says it involves about 4,400 of the 5,500 people hired. The redundancies have not only occurred in the US, but also abroad. Many of those people worked on content moderation, reviewing reported content and deciding whether to keep it online or disappear from the platform. People found out if they were fired because they no longer had access to their email or work app Slack.

If the figure is correct, the number of dismissals from hired forces is higher than the number of dismissals from Twitter itself. At that round of redundancies a week and a half ago, 3700 people disappeared from the company. The company did not respond to questions about the layoffs and did not provide an explanation.

In the meantime, Musk has apologized to users for the slow operation of the Android app. According to Musk, This is due to the many remote procedure calls of the app. In it, Musk was contradicted by one of his own developers, who says that the number of RPCs is 0, and the slowness has other causes. For example, the app would have too many features and suffer from tech debt.

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