Twitter layoffs in India, Africa might weaken the corporate in its largest development markets

Twitter layoffs in India, Africa could weaken the company in its biggest growth markets

New Delhi
CNN Business

It’s less than two weeks since Elon Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter and already there are concerns that the company is choosing to ignore key risks in its biggest international growth markets.

Twitter laid off thousands of employees across the company on Friday, including staff in India and Africa. The California-based company already had a turbulent relationship with governments in these regions, and tech experts fear that a diminished workforce will leave the platform more vulnerable than ever to misinformation and political pressure.

Musk’s Twitter laid off nearly all the employees in its only African office just four days after it opened in the Ghanaian capital Accra, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

Twitter announced that it would open its first African office in Ghana in April 2021, but its employees had…