Although very occasionally Twitter surprises us with good news, the microblogging social network has gone from bad to worse since Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX and Tesla, took full control of the company after paying a whopping $44 billion (if with just one million we would already have our life solved, imagine multiplying that amount by 44,000).
And, beyond the unpopular measures that the billionaire has been taking, Twitter as a company has less and less staff; what began with a massive (and constant) layoff of most of its workers (including those who did not want to stay after implementing abusive working conditions), has ended up leading to the departure of many of its engineers and senior managers.
A trend that seems to be far from over, as Twitter’s Director of Trust and Safety, Ella Irwin, resigned this week. As confirmed by the former Twitter executive to Reuters, the resignation comes after several months in which the company has faced harsh criticism related to Twitter’s limited measures to curb child exploitation.
Irwin was part of the group of Twitter employees loyal to Musk. His actions at the company included the release of confidential internal Twitter information as part of the “Twitter Files,” which exposed the company’s operations until Musk’s buyout, and the banning of Twitter accounts that were dedicated to monitoring Elon Musk’s travels in his private jet (which used public information).
This departure makes things even more difficult for Twitter and Musk, who over the past few months has had serious difficulty retaining advertisers on the platform due to Twitter’s apparent inability to prevent brand ads from appearing alongside inappropriate content (an even bigger problem considering the near total absence of human moderators).
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