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70% of Twitter workforce are men

Technology

San Francisco - Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3 000 people was spelled out in data released on Wednesday by the San Francisco company.

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The breakdown revealed that 70 percent of Twitter's worldwide workforce is composed of men. In the US, nearly 90 percent of Twitter's workers are either white or Asian. Racial data wasn't provided for the global workforce.

Twitter's small number of women, black and Latino workers mirrors similar situations at Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn.

All of those companies have released their diversity data since late May.

Twitter is vowing to change its ways. - Sapa-AP

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