(Belga) Elon Musk’s tumultuous acquisition of Twitter continued to gain momentum on Thursday due to the resignation of senior social network officials and a rare warning from the US Competition Authority (FTC).
“We are following the latest developments on Twitter with great concern. No CEO or company is above the law,” an FTC spokesman said. He recalled that the platform must comply with certain rules under the terms of the agreement with the agency on data security and privacy. The agreement, revised this year, “gives us new tools to enforce it, and we are ready to use them,” the spokesman added, referring to the significant penalties the FTC could impose. However, many employees who are aware of these policies no longer work for Twitter. The head of Tesla and SpaceX fired half of the California company’s 7,500 employees a week ago, ten days after he bought it and became the sole owner on board. Hundreds of people have already quit this summer, and executive resignations continued last week. On Thursday, head of security Leah Kissner announced her departure on Twitter: “I have made the difficult decision to leave Twitter. I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful people and I am very proud of the work we have done. with various data privacy, security and IT teams.” Other directors also said goodbye, including the heads of data privacy and compliance. (Belga)