Twitter left with a dozen employees in India after firing 90% staff


Twitter Inc. fired more than 90% of its staff in India over the weekend -- part of global reductions by new owner Elon Musk -- severely depleting its engineering and product staff in a potential growth market.

The company employed just over 200 people in India, and the cuts left it with just about a dozen staff,

About 70% of the jobs cut in India were from the product and engineering team which worked on a global mandate, one of the people said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more than 84 million followers on the service.

It's unclear how Twitter expects to moderate that discourse with its newly reduced staff in the country, which has more than 100 languages.

Twitter's India offices are located in New Delhi, the financial capital of Mumbai and the southern tech hub of Bengaluru.