Hours after news broke that Twitter was losing top cybersecurity executive Lea Kissner, another round of departures exacerbated the company’s ongoing crisis.
Platformer’s Zoë Schiffer first reported Twitter’s Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth left the company Thursday after just two weeks under Musk’s leadership. Robin Wheeler, who was elevated to lead Twitter’s marketing and sales teams, has also reportedly left the company, according to Bloomberg.
Roth, who remained a familiar face at the company in the brief Musk era and reassurance tweeted about the company’s moderation efforts, is a particularly shocking departure. But both executives played a visible role in Musk’s version of the company. Yesterday, Roth and Wheeler moderated a rambunctious Twitter Space in which Musk shared his vision for the company.
Twitter also lost its chief privacy officer Damien Kieran and chief compliance officer Marianne Fogarty on Thursday, along with the departure of its CISO. The latest wave of layoffs on top of Musk’s erratic behavior and his haphazard mass layoffs is likely to erode advertisers’ and regulators’ confidence in Musk’s ability to run the company.
According to multiple reports, Musk also called an impromptu meeting at the company on Thursday, painting a bad picture of his financial and stating that “bankruptcy is not excluded”. Twitter’s new owner reiterated his claim that the company would no longer allow remote working, suggesting that anyone who failed to report to the office in person would be fired.
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