Twitter turmoil, staff exodus aggravate security concerns

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Washington (AFP) – Twitter’s owner Elon Musk has pledged the platform will not become a “hellscape,” but experts fear a staff exodus following mass layoffs may have devastated its ability to combat misinformation, impersonation and data theft. Twitter devolved into what campaigners described as a cesspit of falsehoods and hate speech after recent layoffs cut half the company’s 7,500 staff and fake accounts proliferated following its botched rollout of a paid verification system. Further throwing the influential platform into disarray – and raising doubt about its very existence – reports said …

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