‘It’s over’: France Twitter chief resigns amid layoffs

‘It’s over’: France Twitter chief resigns amid layoffs

Twitter Inc.’s chief operating officer in France, Damien Viel, announced his farewell to the social media platform, whose new owner, Elon Musk, recently fired top executives and slashed jobs at the company.

“It’s over,” Viel tweeted on Sunday, thanking his team in France, which he has led for the past seven years.

Viel confirmed that he was leaving Twitter in a separate message to Reuters.

He did not elaborate on the circumstances of his departure and declined to say how many people Twitter employed in France before or after Musk’s acquisition of the company last month.

Twitter has had a bumpy ride since Musk, the world’s richest person, took the helm.

He has cut the workforce in half, while Musk has raised the possibility of the company going bankrupt.

He recently asked employees to consider whether they want to stay “working long hours at high intensity” or accept three months’ severance pay.

Melissa Galbraith
Melissa Galbraith is the World News reporter for Globe Live Media. She covers all the major events happening around the World. From Europe to Americas, from Asia to Antarctica, Melissa covers it all. Never miss another Major World Event by bookmarking her author page right here.