Bloomberg News recently reported that Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has closed down two Twitter offices in India. The decision came after a series of conflicts between Musk and Indian government officials regarding the company’s social media presence and online behavior.
According to Bloomberg, the offices in question were located in Mumbai and New Delhi, and their primary function was to support Twitter’s operations in India. However, Musk reportedly instructed the company to shut down the offices due to disagreements over Twitter’s policies and practices in the country.
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According to the report, the social media company has closed its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai but has opted to maintain its presence in the southern tech hub of Bengaluru, which primarily accommodates engineers.
It is pertinent to mention here that Bloomberg reported that under its new owner, Elon Musk, Twitter terminated more than 90% of its slightly over 200 employees in India last year.
In the previous month, as a part of its broader cost-cutting initiatives that resulted in the dismissal of approximately 3,700 workers in early November, Twitter mandated a minimum of twelve additional job terminations in its Dublin and Singapore offices.
On the other hand, Reuters’ request for comment went unanswered by Twitter at the time of reporting.