Elon Musk defends Twitter layoffs amid misinformation fears
10 November 2022 | 2:01 pm
Half of the social media giant's staff were reportedly laid off, some advertisers pulled their ads and US President Joe Biden said the platform "spews lies all across the world."
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Twitter's new owner Elon Musk said on Monday the social media company is holding off the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from his initial tentative timeline to bring back the service on the platform.
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