According to Business Insider, Twitter currently employs about a thousand full-time employees, significantly less than the 1,500 employees Musk initially reported.
However, sources suggest that the actual number of employees may be even lower, especially when contract workers are taken into account.
That means Twitter’s workforce has been reduced by nearly 90 percent since Musk took over earlier this year.
Hundreds of workers had already left before the layoffs, and about 500 engineers had left the company.
According to reports in the US media, the few remaining employees are under constant pressure to meet changing demands and manage crises through regular performance evaluations.
People familiar with the matter also say layoffs are common after weekly employee reviews, with little or no explanation being fired.
During the culmination of Musk’s first large-scale layoffs in October 2022, many experts predicted that these widespread layoffs would significantly impact millions of users, the social network’s data security and content moderation arms.
Forbes also underlines that the intended reduction in the company’s workforce includes crucial infrastructure, including data centers.
This can complicate data protection measures and make it more difficult to guard against security risks for the estimated 200 million daily active Twitter users.