On Thursday, Twitter’s head of trust of safety, Ella Irwin, told Reuters that she had resigned from the position. Irwin has become the second person to quit the position since Elon Musk took over the social media platform in October 2022.
Irwin took over the role in November 2022 after the previous head, Yoel Roth, resigned and oversaw contention moderation. The level of protection against harmful content on Twitter has sparked much debate since Musk took over. A main focus for the company has been to create a hub for free speech.
Last week, a specific instance involving a Daily Wire and its deal to make a documentary titled “What is a Woman” made headlines. Daily Wire claimed that twitter canceled the deal because of “misgendering,” TechCrunch reported.
Musk then replied with, “This was a mistake by many people at Twitter.” He insisted that the film was “definitely allowed” on the platform. As of Friday, clips of the film were still being flagged as “hateful conduct.”
It is unclear if the situation with Daily Wire was directly connected to Ella Irwin’s resignation, but according to TechCrunch, “she likely would have been involved in the decision to label the video.”