And — just like Google and Facebook — it turns out Twitter is run mainly by white males.
In a report released Wednesday by Janet Van Huysse VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Twitter’s diversity numbers are dismal across both gender and race.
According to the data, 59 percent of Twitter’s U.S. employees are white, 29 percent are Asian and only 2 percent are African-American, while 3 percent are Hispanic or Latino.
As for gender statistics, 70 percent of Twitter’s overall staff are male.
“We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity — and we are no exception,” Huysse said in a statement.
Given the data, Huysse proposed methods the company plans to take to create a staff that is more reflective of the audience it serves in a blog titled, “Building a Twitter we can be proud of.”
“By becoming more transparent with our employee data, open in dialogue throughout the company and rigorous in our recruiting, hiring and promotion practices, we are making diversity an important business issue for ourselves,” she said.
Follow Lilly Workneh on Twitter @Lilly_Works.