Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Snap reportedly lays off two dozen employees

Snap reportedly lays off two dozen employees

"If you leak Snap Inc. information, you will lose your job and we will pursue any and all legal remedies against you", wrote general counsel Michael O'Sullivan.

O'Sullivan continued on to warn that the U.S. government and Snap's investors are also able to "seek their own remedies" against any leakers, and that "the government can even put you in jail".

Snap Inc has gone on another firing rage on Thursday, Jan. 18, laying off 22 staff members from its editorial content division. "The government can even put you in jail". The lengthy essay tells a detailed story about how the company works, how the service works and how the app calculates its user metric, among other secrets. The article sited former and current unnamed Snap employees as sources. The essay particularly underscores that the company is seemingly obsessed with secrecy and strict information control.

This isn't the company's first layoff, as it let approximately 12 people in the hardware team go in September.

It nearly appears as if someone is literally trolling the company.

Snap has confirmed reports of up to two-dozen redundancies, with the cutbacks reported to affect employees across some divisions in both the United Kingdom and USA, as it aims to scale back costs amid stalling user growth. Some employees were offered relocation packages, Cheddar reported.

"There is an obvious caveat, of course, which is that not all problems can be solved with scalable solutions - in the case of content review, for example, our editorial team plays an important role", said Spiegel in the memo that was released.

The memo, which surfaced online, details Spiegel's message on the importance of building an organization that scales internally when it comes to the business. Some members of the content team, who are based in NY, were not extended relocation packages.

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