Twitter Fires Staff Over Twitter

Twitter fired 8% of their staff today and it appears the unlucky 336 employees in for the chop first found out when they tried to log into their Twitter accounts. This is how Bart Teeuwisse, one of Twitter’s Senior Software Engineers, found out he had been culled this morning:

The layoffs are the first major move made by Jack Dorsey since he was made chief executive of Twitter last week. Looks like the social network is in big twubble...

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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