Ella Irwin confirmed, on Friday, that she had resigned from her position as head of the safety and content moderation department on Twitter, which is the second departure for this position since Elon Musk’s takeover of the social network at the end of October.
“One or two people noticed that I left Twitter yesterday,” she joked on her account on Friday, after 24 hours of rumors and media articles.
“I quit,” she continued. “It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful to work with such a wonderful team of passionate, creative and hardworking people.”
“I will continue to encourage you and Twitter along the way,” she concluded, without giving further details about her reasons for leaving.
Ella Irwin replaced Yoel Roth in November.
He had tendered his resignation, rejecting Elon Musk’s methods of “defining the rules of Twitter with unilateral decrees,” as he later explained in an editorial he published. The New York Times.
He also warned that the new CEO has failed at all to “convince advertisers” to stay, which is a huge problem for Twitter’s business model.
The head of Tesla and SpaceX advocates a near-absolute vision of free speech that alienates many human rights groups, minorities, the American left, and many brands.
Since acquiring the social network for $44 billion, its value has plummeted and the platform has transformed with the return of controversial figures, including far-right figures.
On Thursday, Twitter was the subject of another controversy, about a documentary titled “What Is a Woman?” , focuses on gender and transgender issues, with Matt Walsh, a commentator known for his transphobic comments, who appeared on the conservative news site. Daily Wire last year.
The platform, which recently took to Twitter for its podcasts, criticized the service for trying to remove the movie in the name of its content moderation policies, which prohibit not using the pronouns of one’s choice. (Say “he” instead of “she,” for example.)
“It’s a mistake made by a lot of people on Twitter,” Elon Musk said, explaining that in his view, while it is “rude” not to use the correct pronouns for someone, it is “not breaking any law.”
He went on to say that the film would be watchable for users subscribed to the Daily Wire account, but would not be “recommended” by algorithms.
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