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Sources indicated that Twitter is "planning to fire" about 8% of its workforce. The company "may eliminate about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over" as CEO, though that number "could change." An announcement on the job cuts "may come before ...

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