Twitter’s restructuring and cuts reached its most active phase shortly after Elon Musk’s takeover of the social network in late October last year, but this week the moment has come known on the resignation of Ella Irwin, who has held a senior position in the direction of security and content moderation. This is the second Twitter boss to leave this post since last November.
Irwin’s predecessor in the position, up until last November, was Yoel Roth, and she herself was considered one of the closest people to Elon Musk on the Twitter fabric. Fighting disinformation and hate speech on the social network’s pages was one of Ella Irvin’s main tasks, she also had to restore the confidence of advertisers, whose numbers fell sharply after Musk’s purchase of Twitter last fall, halving the company’s core income.
To what extent the recent appointment of Linda Yaccarino as CEO of Twitter will affect Ella Irwin’s resignation is difficult to assess, she herself does not give any reasons for her departure from the company, but confirms the personnel changes that have occurred. The name of a possible successor for this position was also not mentioned. In general, the unfriendly communication practice between the Twitter administration and the press imposed by Musk forces them to obtain all information about the company’s activities from third-party sources, sometimes with some delay.