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Twitter Gaming social lead among layoffs

Twitter Gaming social lead among layoffs

The social lead for Twitter Gaming, Shiraz Siddiqui, is among the mass layoffs occurring at the social media giant.

In a post on the service, he confirmed that he had been laid off. Siddiqui is one of 983 people who have been confirmed as losing their jobs at the current time, according to three WARN filings with California's Education Development Department.

"To all the Creators, Influencers, Athletes, Actors, Streamers, and Gamers I've had the pleasure of speaking to on behalf of Twitter, it's been an honour no matter what happens," he wrote ahead of revealing his termination.

"The layoffs at Twitter have begun and tomorrow AM we'll find out who Elon keeping or not.

"I always tried to champion Creators and Gaming internally to the best of my ability no matter how small or big you were, y'all were on a level footing to me and I did my best to treat y'all as such.

"I've been at Twitter 9 1/2 years so if it's my time, it is what it is."

This comes in the wake of billionaire Elon Musk reluctantly buying Twitter for $44 billion and quickly implementing a raft of changes, such as laying off large parts of the workforce and charging $8 per month to have a blue tick.

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