Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Why Snap Is Laying Off Two Dozen Employees as Problems Persist

Why Snap Is Laying Off Two Dozen Employees as Problems Persist

Thought Snap didn't want to comment on when that redesign may arrive in the USA, other reports pin it at the end of Q1 this year. The social media company laid off roughly two dozen staff members on Thursday, Jan. 18, mostly from Snap's editorial content team, according to sources close to the matter.

The layoffs purportedly impacted 22 employees across eight teams.

Snap relies on human curators to sort through and promote public video snippets, which allow users to see on-the-ground coverage of popular events or developing news stories.

A January 8 memo from O'Sullivan to Snap's employees, which says the company has a "zero-tolerance policy" for leakers and mentions lawsuits and jail time for violators, was obtained by financial news network Cheddar, which published it Friday.

And for employees who don't adhere to Snap's code of silence, O'Sullivan threatens intimidating repercussions. The memo was leaked to Cheddar.

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The memo was sent to employees last week, shortly before the Daily Beast published a trove of internal user data. "And that's just the start", it continues, warning that employees could face personal financial liability.

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". "We also need to have an organization that scales internally". "The government can even put you in jail".

If you leak Snap Inc. information, you will lose your job and we will pursue any and all legal remedies against you.

Snapchat did not immediately respond to a request for comment from IBTimes UK. According to a Daily Beast report, the NY office has an entire banned floor that nearly all employees can not access; almost no one actually knows what goes on there. And right before the New Year, the company laid off a good chunk of its recruiters to slow down the hiring process.

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