Zhihu, China’s Quora-like knowledge sharing platform is reportedly laying off over 300 staff, around 15% of its workforce.

“This morning I was fixing bugs, then in the afternoon I got the news,” one Zhihu employee said in an anonymous post on Maimai, a Chinese professional networking platform.

A Zhihu spokesperson told TechNode that the information circulating online about job cuts is a rumor, adding that the process is part of a performance evaluation the company uses to make staffing adjustments and structural optimizations.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.