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Twitter’s content moderation head quits as departures alarm the FTC

By Joseph Menn

10 Nov 2022 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

The executive who vowed to prevent Twitter from becoming a “free-for-all” has resigned along with others. The Washington Post has the latest on the growing disarray at the company.

SAN FRANCISCO - Several top privacy and security executives resigned from Twitter on Thursday, citing fears over the risks from Elon Musk's leadership, a stunning exodus that prompted federal regulators to warn they might step in.

Chief Information Security Officer Lea Kissner tweeted Thursday morning that they had made the "hard decision" to resign, and the company's chief privacy officer and chief compliance officer also quit, according to screenshots of an employee's internal Slack message shared with The Washington Post.

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