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Twitter cuts employee bonus to half as global economic crisis deepens

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Twitter cuts employee bonus to half as global economic crisis deepens Parag Agrawal-led Twitter has warned employees that they are set to get only half of their annual bonuses as the economic meltdown gets deeper. Also Read - Twitter brings Instagram, Snapchat sharing to Android app, starts testing WhatsApp

Parag Agrawal-led Twitter has warned employees that they are set to get only half of their annual bonuses as the economic meltdown gets deeper. Also Read - Twitter brings Instagram, Snapchat sharing to Android app, starts testing WhatsApp sharing in India

Twitter’s chief financial officer Ned Segal told employees that global market conditions would affect the annual bonuses they receive, with the “bonus pool currently at 50 per cent of what it could be if the company met its financial targets,” reports The New York Times. Also Read - Twitter removes over 45K accounts in India over child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity and more

The annual bonus figure could fluctuate even further throughout the year based on Twitter’s upcoming earnings, according to Segal who wrote an email to Twitter employees on Friday. Also Read - Twitter planned to make money via monetising porn on its platform

The company employs more than 7,500 people globally.

Last month, Twitter laid off 30 per cent employees from its talent acquisition team.

Twitter earlier paused most hiring and backfills, except for business critical roles as determined by ‘Staff’ members.

The micro-blogging platform is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Musk after he terminated the $44 billion takeover deal over the actual number of bots on the platform.

The legal battle will begin at the Delaware Court of Chancery in the US from October 17 for five days.

The tech billionaire has also filed a countersuit against Twitter as part of the ongoing legal dispute, challenging CEO Agrawal to have a public debate on fake accounts and spam.

Twitter said in July that it incurred $270 million net loss in the second quarter (Q2), largely owing to uncertainty related to the pending acquisition by Musk that adversely hit its advertising business.

The company said that its Q2 revenue totalled $1.18 billion, a decrease of 1 per cent year-over-year, “reflecting advertising industry headwinds associated with the macro-environment as well as uncertainty related to the pending acquisition of Twitter by an affiliate of Musk”.

— IANS

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