kayvon Beykpour dismissal: Twitter’s Kayvon Beykpour speaks out after CEO Parag Agrawal asked him to leave

New Delhi: Kayvon BeykpourOn Thursday, the social media company’s head of consumer products said in a tweet that he was “asked” to leave by the CEO. Parag Agrawalwhile he was on paternity leave.

He said Agrawal wanted to “take the team in a new direction”.

The development comes in the wake of Tesla’s founder Elon Musk trying to pull off a
Twitter acquisition of $ 44 billion.

Beykpour founded Periscope, a live streaming platform, in 2014
bought from Twitter a year later.

in 2020,
Twitter has shut down Periscope due to the decline in usage over the past two years and high support costs.

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“Parag asked me to leave after letting me know he wants to take the team in a different direction,” Beykpour tweeted. “Even if I am disappointed, I take comfort in some things: I am INSANELY proud of what our collective team has achieved in recent years and of my contribution to this journey.”

While Twitter employees fear Musk will scale back the site’s extensive content monitoring system, Beykpour commended his team for their work on new security assets and features.

“The Twitter SAD has grown more than 87% since Q2 2018, and our team has sent bold and exciting new evolutions to the product (such as spaces, communities, topics, creator tools, security checks) to a much faster pace than ever in the past decade, he said in the thread.

Following that of Musk Buying TwitterRevenue General Manager Bruce Falck was also abruptly fired.

Jay Sullivan
will assume the role of Twitter’s interim product and revenue manager.

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