Twitter has laid off thousands of contractors responsible for jobs including content moderation and infrastructure services, Platformer’s Casey Newton reported. Around 4,400 of Twitter’s 5,500 contractors were laid off Sunday, Newton said in a tweet. Contractors were not notified directly and instead found out because they lost digital access to their work accounts, Newton said. The...
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Meta’s Resistance to Sharing Ad Sales Starts to Crumble
For at least a year, one question has hung over Meta Platforms-owned Facebook and Instagram: whether the apps will introduce a way to share a cut of ad revenues with more creators, similar to how YouTube pays video-makers. Our story today by Sylvia and Kaya goes deep into the debate at Meta over introducing ad-revenue sharing, which some staff viewed as a slippery slope, and a parallel argument...
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