San Francisco, January 21st After reports that Twitter had shrunk to 1,300 from more than 7,500 last year, CEO Elon Musk refuted Saturday that the microblogging platform has nearly 2,300 employees.
The CNBC report, citing internal documents, claimed that Twitter had cut its full-time engineers to less than 550 and had laid off about 80% of its staff since Musk took over.
“The number of full-time employees at Twitter has shrunk to about 1,300, including fewer than 550 full-time engineers,” the report said.
About 75 of the company’s 1,300 employees, including about 40 engineers, are on vacation, he added.
Musk said on Twitter that there are 2,300 active employees on Twitter.
“We still have hundreds of employees working with thousands of contractors for trust and safety,” he said.
“There are less than 10 people working at Twitter at my other companies,” Musk added.
Under Musk, the company brutally laid off thousands of employees, prompting mass layoffs at other tech companies in the winter when funding deepens amid fears of a recession.
Meanwhile, the Twitter CEO has announced that in the coming months, Twitter will translate and feature “amazing tweets from people in different countries and cultures.”
“Every day there are epic tweets from different countries (especially Japan). Tweets are translated before being featured,” he said.