By Maureen Nzioki. Nov 14, 2022. Meta, the parent company of the most popular apps, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, confirmed the massive layoffs of some of its employees on Wednesday barely a fortnight after Twitter laid off nearly half of its employees.   Tech giants have been seen to reduce their employees significantly, from Stripe who laid off 14% of its staff earlier in the week, to Salesforce, Twitter, ride