Hours after the news that Twitter lost the top Cyber Security Executive Lea Kisneranother round of layoffs deepened the ongoing crisis at the company.
First Zoë Schiffer from the platform reported that Twitter’s head of trust and safety, Joel Roth, left the company on Thursday after just two weeks under Musk. Robin Wheeler, who was promoted to lead Twitter’s marketing and sales teams, has also reportedly left the company, according to Bloomberg.
Roth, who remained a public figure at the company during Musk’s brief tenure and tweets reassurances 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. Just yesterday, Roth and Wheeler moderated a messy 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 Fogerty on Thursday along with the departure of its CISO. The latest wave of resignations, on top of Musk’s erratic behavior and his occasional mass firings, are likely to shatter any remaining advertiser and regulator confidence in Musk’s ability to run the company.
According to multiple reports, Musk also called an impromptu meeting of everyone at the company on Thursday, painting a dire picture of its finances and stating that “bankruptcy is not out of the question”. Twitter’s new owner reiterated his claim that the company will no longer allow remote work, suggesting that anyone who doesn’t show up to the office in person will be fired.
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