Sep 13, 2022

Twitter misleading the public, whistleblower says

Twitter's former head of security, Peiter Zatko, has told US lawmakers the firm is "Misleading the public" about how secure the platform really is. During his questioning he said that employees had expressed concerns to him that Twitter was carrying advertising from "Organisations which may or may not be associated with the Chinese government", a potential national security risk. The hearing is not connected with Mr Musk's attempt to pull out of his deal to buy Twitter for $44bn - that case is due to begin in October. Senator Chuck Grassley from the US Judiciary Committee said in his opening remarks that Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal had declined to attend the hearing. Twitter has said that Mr Zatko lost his job because of ineffective leadership and poor performance, and that his allegations are both inaccurate and inconsistent.

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