AJ Brown Decides To Step Down, Becomes Second Twitter Leader To Leave

JAKARTA - Twitter's Head of Advertising Safety and Quality, AJ Brown, has decided to leave the company, according to sources familiar with the matter on Friday, June 2. He became the second safety leader to leave in recent days.

This latest move adds to the challenge for the new Twitter CEO, Linda Yaccarino, even before she took on the role.

On Thursday, June 1, Ella Irwin told Reuters that he resigned from his post as Vice President of Products for Trust and Safety at the social media company, where he oversees content moderation efforts and often responds to users with questions about suspended accounts.

Brown is working on efforts to prevent ads from appearing next to inappropriate content. The former platformer and Wall Street Journal also reported on Brown's departure.

Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk acquired Twitter in October, the platform has struggled to maintain advertisers, who are wary of placing their ads after the company dismissed thousands of employees.

Musk's recruitment of Yaccarino, Comcast's former NBCUniversal ad chief, indicates that advertising sales remain a priority for Twitter despite the company's efforts to increase subscription revenue.

Twitter and Brown did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.