Microsoft in the UK will not renew the contracts of 27 people from the agency PA Media, who are engaged in the news on the MSN portal (Microsoft Network). It is reported by The Guardian.
PA Media employees will be replaced by algorithms that will select and edit notes.
As The Guardian clarifies, there is no original content on MSN, the news feed consists of texts from various publications edited for the portal format.
- According to The Guardian, a decision similar to that adopted in the UK will affect teams running on Microsoft in other countries.
- The corporation said that the dismissal of almost 30 people is not related to the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic.