May 26, 2023

Twitter engineering boss quits after DeSantis launch glitches

An engineering chief at Twitter says he is leaving the company the day after the launch of Ron DeSantis' US presidential campaign on the platform was hit with technical glitches. Mr DeSantis' entry into the race for the White House was hit by problems as a Twitter livestream malfunctioned. Mr Dabiri did not specify why he decided to leave Twitter, and whether it was related to the problems with the DeSantis event on the platform. Issues with a Twitter livestream meant that an event to launch Mr Desantis' bid for the Republican presidential nomination got under way 20 minutes late. By the time Wednesday evening's Twitter talk had begun in earnest, hundreds of thousands of Twitter users had left the platform.

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