Twitter Chairman Omid Kordestani has resigned, and former Google Finance chief Patrick Pichette has been appointed to his post. This was reported on Tuesday, June 2.
Kordestani held this position for five years, the reasons for his departure are not specified. However, he will remain on Twitter’s Board of Directors.
“I have seen for myself the significant changes Twitter has made to strengthen and stabilize its leadership and achieve long-term sustainable growth, and I am confident that I can now step down from my active role as Chairman,” Kordestani said in a statement.
It is not known whether this is related to the scandal surrounding the editing of a tweet by US President Donald trump.
On May 28, US President Donald trump signed an order to regulate the activities of social networks in the country. According to the American leader, such public platforms should not have an editorial policy, since they are not mass media. He believes that social networks have “formed a monopoly” and restrict their users ‘ freedom of speech.
The reason for the document’s appearance was trump’s conflict with the Twitter’s network. On May 26, the social network labeled one of trump’s messages as containing untruths and placed a warning icon under it with a link to an article stating that the President lied.