In the latest sign of internal turmoil on Twitter after Elon Musk ‘s planned purchase of the company, a general manager who worked for seven years on the platform has been fired.
In a series of tweets posted Thursday, Kayvon Beykpour said CEO Parag Agrawal “asked me to leave after letting me know he wants to take the team in a different direction.”
Bruce Falck, chief revenue and product officer at Twitter, was also fired, according to a tweet on his account, which has since been deleted. His Twitter bio now says “unemployed.”
“I dedicate this tweet to those engineers and thank you all for the opportunity to serve alongside you. It has been amazing. There is so much more to do so get back to work, can’t wait to see what you build,” Falck tweeted.
Twitter confirmed both departures, noting that the company is pausing most hiring except for business-critical roles.
“We are reducing non-labor costs to make sure we are responsible and efficient.” the company said in a statement.
Beykpour was Twitter’s chief consumer officer and led the design, research, product, engineering, and customer service and operations teams, according to his Twitter bio. Beykpour, co-founder of live streaming app Periscope , joined Twitter when the social media company bought his company in 2015.
“I hope and pray that Twitter’s best days are yet to come. Twitter is one of the most important, unique and impactful products in the world. With proper care and management, that impact will only grow,” she tweeted.
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