The platform laid off 75% of its staff at the end of 2022, including most of its senior executives.
Accumulate negative signals to Talking social network. Created in 2018, this platform presents itself as an alternative to Twitter for the American conservative right, and has been forced to carry out a large wave of layoffs. According to media outlet The Verge, 75% of the workforce has been laid off at the end of 2022, or about sixty people. Among them, senior executives, such as directors of operations, marketing or technology. Only about twenty employees would remain to continue operating the service as well as its parent company, Parliament Technologies. The latter also owns cloud service Dynascale, which was acquired in September thanks to a $16 million fundraiser.
These layoffs appear to have been a direct result of the failed sale of Parler to American rapper Kanye West. The operation, made public in October, was cut short when Kanye West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, doubled down on his statements against society…
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