Twitter security chief Ella Irwin resigns


Twitter’s top content moderator has reportedly resigned after just seven months in office under CEO Elon Musk.

Ella Irwin, who joined the social media platform in June 2022 and took over as head of trust and safety last fall when Musk officially took over the social media platform, confirmed their departure to Reuters.

However, she did not provide any further information on her decision to resign said the Wall Street Journal “She was always honest in her work.”

She succeeded Yoel Roth, who left the company after Musk acquired it.

Twitter responded to Reuters’ request for comment with a poop emoji, the news outlet said.

Musk hasn’t directly commented on the departure, but it comes after the CEO publicly denounced the platform’s previous decision to limit the reach of a transphobic video from The Daily Wire titled “What Is a Woman?” Reported about two cases of misinterpretation.

The decision to moderate content would have been Irwin’s responsibility.

“That was a mistake made by a lot of people on Twitter,” Musk wrote in response to a complaint from Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing. “It’s definitely allowed.”

On Friday morning, Musk came the closest to giving a reason for Irwin’s exit when he responded to a Twitter user who asked about departures from the trust and security teams in a thread about the film. “Director related” he wrote.

Musk, who has written and encouraged transphobic comments on Twitter in the past, has stood for allowing hatred to spread on the platform since taking office.

The film was featured on The Daily Wire’s Twitter account on Friday and appeared to carry no warning. Musk clarified that the “only limitation is that it shouldn’t be placed next to advertising.”

He also shared the video on his own Twitter account.

Musk has announced that he will soon be stepping down as the company’s CEO and will be replaced by Linda Yaccarino. Yaccarino will “primarily focus on business operations while I focus on product design and new technologies,” Musk previously tweeted.

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