Another round of departures deepened Twitter’s ongoing crisis just hours after news broke that it had lost top cybersecurity executive Lea Kissner.
Yoel Roth, Twitter’s Head of Trust and Safety, resigned on Thursday after only two weeks under Musk’s leadership, according to Platformer’s Zo Schiffer. According to Bloomberg, Robin Wheeler, who was promoted to lead Twitter’s marketing and sales teams, has also left the company.
Roth, who was a public face at the company during Musk’s brief tenure and tweeted assurances about the company’s moderation efforts, is a particularly shocking departure. However, both executives were visible in Musk’s version of the company. Roth and Wheeler recently moderated a rambling Twitter Space in which Musk shared his vision for the company.
Along with its CISO, Twitter lost its chief privacy officer Damien Kieran and chief compliance officer Marianne Fogarty on Thursday. The latest wave of resignations, on top of Musk’s erratic behaviour and haphazard mass layoffs, are likely to squish any advertiser and regulator trust that remained in Musk’s ability to run the company.
Several reports claim that on Thursday, Musk also called an impromptu all-hands meeting at the business, painting a bleak picture of its financial situation and declaring that “bankruptcy isn’t out of the question.” The new owner of Twitter reiterated his claim that the company would no longer permit remote work, implying that anyone who failed to show up in person for work would be fired.