Twitter’s small but vital office in Brussels is closed, reports the Financial Times Thursday. People who played an important role in the contact between the social network and the European authorities worked at the office.
Earlier this month, new Twitter owner Elon Musk announced the layoff of nearly half of Twitter’s workforce. Employees of the Brussels office also lost their jobs.
Last week, the remaining staff were given a choice: work extremely hard or leave. Many employees then left on their own. According to the Financial Times the last people from Twitter’s office in Brussels also resigned.
According to the newspaper, Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa were the last two employees in Brussels. They were responsible for Twitter’s digital policy in Europe. After their departure, the office in Brussels is closed.
The Vice-President of the European Commission, Vera Jourová, is concerned about the closure of the office. She says to the Financial Times fear that Twitter no longer has the resources to detect and combat disinformation and propaganda, for example.