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    Twitter's Head of Trust and Safety Ella Irwin Resigns

    Twitter’s head of trust and safety Ella Irwin told Reuters on Thursday that she has resigned from the social media company.

    In the role, Irwin oversaw content moderation, but the company has faced criticism for lax protections against harmful content since billionaire Elon Musk acquired it in October.

    Irwin’s departure also comes as the platform has struggled to keep advertisers on it, mainly as brands have been wary of appearing next to unsuitable content.

    Ms. Irwin only took over the job from Yoel Roth last November after he also resigned from the San Francisco-based company. She confirmed her resignation to Reuters on Thursday.

    Neither Mr. Irwin nor Mr. Musk has posted on Twitter about her departure.

    Mr. Muk announced earlier this month that he was hiring Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal’s former advertising chief, to replace him as Twitter’s new CEO.

    Twitter investor Fidelity says the company is now worth just a third of the $44bn that the billionaire paid for it. Mr. Musk has publically admitted he paid too much for the company, a deal he tried repeatedly to get out of before closing the deal.

    Mr. Musk has made huge staff cuts since he bought the company, with the original headcount of around 7,5000 employees being slashed to below 2,000 by February.

    The company has struggled to keep advertisers with many company’s not wanting their brands or products to appear alongside unsuitable and unmoderated content.

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