Twitter’s former Chief of Security issued some heavy accusations against the company recently. As a result of that, Twitter has decided to merge its misinformation and spam teams.
The company’s ex-Chief of Security, Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko, actually reported Twitter to the SEC recently. He accused the company of having security and bot problems, amongst other things.
Twitter opted to merge its misinformation & spam teams
Twitter reacted to that, as it merged its health experience team with its service team. The former is in charge of clamping down on misinformation and harmful content, while the latter reviews profiles when they’re reported, and removes spam accounts.
Twitter merged the two teams into a new group called ‘Health Products and Services’, or ‘HPS’ in short. Ella Irwin is set to lead this group. She joined Twitter back in June, and worked for both Amazon and Google prior to that.
Irwin already issued a memo to its team, notes Reuters. She said that the team will “ruthlessly prioritize” its projects. She also added: “We need teams to focus on specific problems, working together as one team and no longer operating in silos”.
Now, a Twitter spokesperson also had something to say. It said that the reshuffling “reflects [the company’s] continued commitment to prioritize, and focus [its] teams in pursuit of [its] goals”.
Twitter’s CEO claims Peiter Zatko’s complaint is a “false narrative”
Twitter’s CEO, Parag Agarwal, also issued a memo to its employees. He claims that Zatko’s complaint is a “false narrative that is riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies”. That memo was shared by Bloomberg.
Twitter and Elon Musk are scheduled to go to court on October 17. The trial is set to last for 5 days, though we wonder if that will be the case, considering a ton of new information that is surfacing.
Elon Musk’s team already issued a subpoena to Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and ex-CEO, and also Peiter Zatko, amongst others. Elon Musk will try to prove Twitter lied about its bot accounts, and try to get out of the deal to buy the company.