Damien Viel leaves the management of Twitter France

The director of Twitter France has announced his departure from the company. “It’s over”, wrote Damien Viel this Sunday on his Twitter account. “Thank you all for an incredible and intense seven years,” added the executive, who served as YouTube’s director of sales for Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East before joining Twitter in October 2015. .

This is another bad signal about the uncertain future of Twitter. This announcement comes against a backdrop of crisis for the social network, barely bought by Elon Musk last month. After exposing a controversial strategy, the billionaire proceeded with mass layoffs. Thousands of jobs have been cut across the social media company this month.

In his very first email to Twitter staff, the new boss also announced an immediate ban on telework, with a few exceptions on a case-by-case basis. In another symbolic gesture, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX decided that Twitter would no longer offer free meals to its staff, in order to save $13 million a year.

Damien Viel had posted a message of support to Twitter users on November 4: “All my thoughts, my respect, my energy and my love to all the tweeps around the world today. We’ve built the most amazing app on the planet together. Let’s be proud of everything we’ve done and how we’ve done it. »

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