Ella Irwin confirmed on Friday June 2 that she had resigned from her position as head of security and moderation of Twitter content, the second departure from this position since the takeover of the social network by Elon Musk at the end of October. “One or two people noticed I left Twitter yesterday,” she joked on her account on Friday, after 24 hours of rumors and media articles. “I did quit,” she continued. “It has been an incredible experience and I am so grateful to have worked with this incredible team of passionate, creative and hardworking people”. “I will continue to encourage you and encourage Twitter along the way,” she concluded, without giving further details on the reasons for her departure.

Ella Irwin replaced Yoel Roth in November. He had resigned in rejection of the methods of Elon Musk, who “define the rules of Twitter with unilateral decrees”, he explained later in an editorial published by the New York Times. He also warned that the new chief executive had failed at all to “convince advertisers” to stay, a major problem for Twitter’s business model. The boss of Tesla and SpaceX advocates an almost absolutist vision of freedom of expression which repels many associations for the defense of human rights and minorities, the American left and many brands.

Since acquiring the social network for $44 billion, its value has plummeted and the platform has transformed as controversial figures, including far-right ones, have returned.