After Twitter fired roughly half of its staff on Friday following its $44 billion acquisition by Elon Musk, Bloomberg reports, the company is now reaching out to dozens of employees who have lost their jobs and asking them to come back.
Some of those who are being asked to return have been fired by mistake. Others were fired before management realized that their work and experience might be needed to create new features planned by Musk. This is reported by people familiar with the plans of the new leadership.
Last week, Twitter began massive layoffs, including employees of the trust and security department. Those impacted included teams responsible for communications, content curation, human rights and machine learning ethics, as well as some development and engineering teams.
Twitter on Saturday updated its App Store app to start charging $8 for blue checkmarks that indicate account verification.
The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, said a couple of hours ago that the social network should in the future become a source of the most accurate information.