Google thinks now is a good time to decimate its Google News team

Google cut dozens of jobs in its news division this week, CNBC has learned, downsizing at a particularly sensitive time for online platforms and publishers.

An estimated 40 to 45 workers in Google News have lost their jobs, according to an Alphabet Workers Union spokesperson, who didn’t know the exact number.

A Google spokesperson confirmed the cuts but didn’t provide a number, and said there are still hundreds of people working on the news product.

I’m no expert in personnel management and human resources, but with the state of the world such as it is, it seems like an incredibly inopportune time to decimate your news department, especially when you’re a tech company, who already have an absolutely abysmal track record when it comes to dealing with news and misinformation.


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