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The Head Of Trust And Safety At Twitter Has Reportedly Resigned

The Head Of Trust And Safety At Twitter Has Reportedly Resigned
Ella Irwin, the head of trust and safety at Twitter, announced her resignation to Reuters on Thursday. Since billionaire Elon Musk acquired the social media platform in October, the firm has come under fire for its inadequate measures to block harmful information.
When Yoel Roth quit as head of the trust and safety team in November, Irwin, who joined Twitter in June 2022, assumed over. She managed the moderation of content.
A faeces emoji was included in an automated response to a tweet from Twitter. Musk did not immediately react to a request for comment, and Irwin declined to make any other comments.
Irwin's exit occurs as the platform struggles to retain advertisers as businesses are leery of having their products appear next to inappropriate content.
Linda Yaccarino, a former executive in charge of advertising at NBCUniversal, was named by Musk earlier this month as Twitter's next CEO.
Irwin's internal Slack account looked to have been deactivated, according to a previous story from Fortune.
Since being acquired by Musk, Twitter has drastically reduced costs and let go of thousands of staff members, many of whom were involved in initiatives to thwart harmful and unlawful content, safeguard the integrity of elections, and present factual information on the platform.
To combat false information on Twitter, Musk has promoted a tool called Community Notes, which enables people to provide context to tweets.
The company's efforts at moderation are also coming under more regulatory scrutiny. Twitter announced its withdrawal from a voluntary agreement with the European Union to combat misinformation, but insisted it would still abide by any impending internet regulations in the EU.
Last Monday, Thierry Breton, the EU industry commissioner, gave Twitter a heads-up that if it left the voluntary agreement, it would not be able to escape its legal commitments in the EU.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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