Just a few days after Elon Musk terminated thousands of employees from Twitter, the company’s senior executives tendered their resignations.
The corporation’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Lea Kissner, announced that she would leave office this Thursday. The now-vacant role was a vital part of the business, particularly when Twitter was dealing with several concerns about privacy and security.
Additionally, after making several hasty managerial moves, Twitter’s newest CEO and owner, Elon Musk, is under public criticism. She will not, however, discuss her reasons for leaving her position as CISO.
“I’ve made the hard decision to leave Twitter. I’ve had the opportunity to work with amazing people, and I’m proud of the privacy, security, and IT teams and our work. I’m looking forward to figuring out what’s next,” Kissner wrote.
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More resignations from Twitter
Yoel Roth, the director of integrity and safety, allegedly decided to leave his position simultaneously. Regarding the adjustments Twitter has to make once Elon became the new owner, Roth has been speaking with investors and other stakeholders regularly. He spoke about how Twitter manages harmful data on the network during a Twitter Spaces presentation on Wednesday alongside Elon Musk.
“Verification! Impersonation! Twitter Blue! There’s a lot going on around identity on Twitter — let’s break down what our policies are, and some of the big questions we still need to answer,” he wrote.
“First, impersonation has always been banned on Twitter. Misleading profiles make Twitter worse for everyone. Last year, we banned more than half a million accounts for impersonating people and brands.”
“When Verified accounts use impersonation as a tactic — whether for parody or not — it creates an especially confusing experience. It’s been our long-standing practice to suspend Verified users when they do this.”
“The planned changes to Twitter Blue to make Verification more widely available raise the stakes for this impersonation. Here’s what we’re going to do about it:”
“In the short term, we’ll ramp up a proactive review of Blue Verified accounts that show signs of impersonating another user. When we find them, we’ll suspend them. See something that looks off? You can report it directly in the app.”
“Long-term, we need to invest more in identity verification to complement proof-of-humanness. Paid Verification is a strong (not perfect) signal of humanness, which helps fight bots and spam. But that’s not the same thing as identity verification.”
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FTC probing the company
The leader of Musk’s legal counsel, Alex Spiro, claimed that the FTC and his team are frequently in contact. He further stated that Twitter will always follow all legal obligations. The FTC hasn’t deterred Musk, though, according to Spiro. On the other hand, a spokesperson for the FTC claimed that the agency monitors any activity coming from Twitter “with deep concern.”
“No CEO or company is above the law, and companies must follow our consent decrees. Our revised consent order gives us new tools to ensure compliance, and we are prepared to use them,” the spokesperson added.
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