Twitter safety executives exit as concerns about policing content grow

A.J. Brown’s departure comes after Ella Irwin, company’s head of trust and safety, left Thursday


Twitter lost a second senior executive in charge of content and safety issues, people familiar with the matter said Friday, as the Elon Musk-owned platform struggles with content-moderation controversies and advertiser skittishness.

A.J. Brown, Twitter’s head of brand safety and ad quality, has decided to leave the company, the people said. He was a top executive who has worked to assure advertisers that Twitter is a safe place for their ads.

Brown’s departure comes on the heels of the exit on Thursday of Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety and Brown’s direct manager, who was in charge of handling content-moderation decisions, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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