Twitter has reportedly closed its entire Brussels office, raising fears over whether the platform will comply with new European rules for monitoring online content.
Citing five people familiar with the matter, This is reported by the Financial Times newspaper on Thursday that Twitter’s European digital policy chief Dario La Nassa and Julia Moser left the social media firm last week.
The agency is now closed following mass layoffs of four other officers earlier this month that saw the layoff of about 7,500 employees.
Moser and La Nassa are leading Twitter’s efforts to comply with the European Union’s Digital Services Act, which was implemented last week and sets new rules on how the platform should protect users online.
Former CEO survived initial job cuts in early November but may have left after new Twitter boss Elon Musk Ultimatum to commit to “hardcore work culture”And work more hours, or else leave the company with three months of severance pay.
However, it is not clear whether he resigned or was fired.
The 51-year-old billionaire’s first two weeks as Twitter owner were marked by a major overhaul and swift decisions, including the firing of the company’s former CEO, Parag Agarwal, and nearly half of its employees.
The latest employee exits follow a similar trend of sudden employee exits around the world.
The results of a poll conducted by workplace app Blind after Musk’s ultimatum showed that 42 percent of Twitter’s 180 employees chose to answer, “Unsubscribing makes me free!”
A quarter said they chose to stay “reluctantly” and only 7 percent of participants said they clicked “yes, I’m a fanatic” to stay.
The bosses of SpaceX and Tesla, who finalized their $44 billion (€42 billion) purchase of Twitter last month, have expressed concern about whether their ban on controversial figures such as former US President Donald Trump will remain a safe space. . Also promised to relax content moderation rules.
Questions have also been raised about whether Musk will comply with the EU’s stricter data rules.
On Thursday, the European Commission showed that the removal of hate speech by Twitter has decreased by about 5 percent on an annual basis.
Musk also delayed the relaunch of the Twitter Blue subscription service after the blue tick feature was used by imitators on Twitter.