The Twitter whistleblower’s complaint exposes a long-whispered claim: Twitter is poorly run.
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1. A Twitter whistleblower just confirmed one of Silicon Valley’s open secrets. In an 84-page whistleblower complaint, Twitter’s former head of security, who will also now testify in the Senate about his allegations, laid bare a long-whispered statement: Twitter is mismanaged.
- Twitter has a reputation for being poorly run, and that allegation stems in part from co-founder Jack Dorsey, who is reportedly known for absenteeism and indecisiveness.
- In his complaint, ex-Twitter security chief Peter Zatko added to that characterization, describing Dorsey as “distracted” and “out of control” (Dorsey was ousted as CEO in 2008, reportedly due to too much time spent on fashion design classes and yoga classes). .
- But Zatko also laid the blame on the company for operating in such a mess, and accused new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal of forcing him to produce misleading documents that smoothed over the company’s security flaws.
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