X Trust and Safety Team: As revealed on Monday, Elon Musk, the owner of X (which was once known as Twitter), and Linda Yaccarino, the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, will jointly assume leadership of the trust and safety team at the company. This is a strategic move.
Elon Musk will be in charge of X’s product and engineering teams under this new structure. Linda Yaccarino will be in charge of all other divisions, including human resources, legal, financial, sales, and operations.
Since Musk acquired the firm in October of last year, the trust and safety team, which is responsible for content monitoring, has been the target of criticism. Researchers have expressed worry that X may have loosened restrictions on material, which may have contributed to an increase in potentially dangerous messages. As a reaction to this, X has maintained their position that the bulk of content views are positive postings.
Following the departure of A.J. Brown, the previous head of brand safety, who departed the firm a month ago, Linda Yaccarino notified the team of X workers, through an email that was shared with Reuters, that the company is actively seeking a new leader for brand safety and suitability. This comes as a result of Brown’s departure from his position as the former head of brand safety. A.J. Brown was an essential contributor to the efforts that were made to stop advertisements from showing inappropriate material.
As part of the restructure, three X leaders will each be given a distinct set of tasks to fulfill within the trust and safety team. These responsibilities will mostly center on law enforcement operations and threat disruptions.
The fact that Elon Musk and Linda Yaccarino share leadership of the trust and safety team demonstrates X’s dedication to strengthening content moderation and brand safety procedures. This is done with the intention of providing its users with access to a digital environment that is both safer and more responsible.