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Advertisers are targeting laid-off Twitter employees again

Timing is everything.

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One of the more unexpected side effects of Twitter’s decision to lay off roughly 350 employees this week: A little extra ad revenue for Facebook.

A law firm looking for some business is trying to reach the hundreds of people Twitter recently laid off to see if they have a claim against the company. To do so, the firm, Aiman-Smith & Marcy, took out a targeted ad — on Facebook.

This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last, that a company used targeted advertising as a weird form of digital ambulance-chasing. After last year’s Twitter layoffs, startup Pillow, which was hiring, tried to reach the recently unemployed with a targeted tweet the very same day.

Is it too soon? Maybe. But then again, timing is everything.

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