Twitter has laid off nearly 180 of its 230-odd employees in India, according to a report from Economic Times. 

While the firings were across the content, partnerships, content curation, sales, and social marketing teams, Twitter India’s entire marketing and communications department has been sacked. 

Many of Twitter’s Indian employees woke up to find their access had been revoked on Friday. While many received termination notices early in the day, some workers have received ‘survivor’ emails, according to Economic Times. Most of the ‘survivors’ are people who work in critical maintenance operations in addition to government engagement functions.

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The firings are in line with how the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, has been forcing employees out in other countries. In fact, on Thursday, Twitter employees across the world were sent an email explaining the layoffs. 

“In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce. We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is, unfortunately, necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward,” the mail reportedly said according to the ET report. 

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Indian employees haven’t taken kindly to the abrupt firings with most complaining that the termination email should have been done in a ‘face-to-face’ meeting. 

Musk is reportedly set to fire to more than half of the companies, 7,600-strong workforce with 3,700 set to be laid off. In the United States, Twitter has already managed to find itself facing a WARN lawsuit from former employees. 

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Since the tech billionaire took over Twitter on October 27, he has fired top executives like CEO Parag Agarwal, CFO Ned Segal, General Counsel Sean Edgett and Head of Policy, Legal and Trust Vijaya Gadde. Musk has also announced the formation of a content moderation council, been bargained down on the cost of Twitter Blue, gotten into a online slap fight with New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and bemoaned the loss of advertisers