Twitter merges spam bot and misinformation teams after whistleblower report

Aug 25, 2022 | Political News

Twitter made a significant change to its internal structure's handling of misinformation and spam bots as it battles Elon Musk in court and reacts to a whistleblower complaint from a former executive.

The company said in a memo on Tuesday that it was merging its health experience team, which handles misinformation, and its Twitter service team, which handles spam bots, into a singular entity. The team, now known as “Health Products and Services,” will oversee both interests.

“We need teams to focus on specific problems, working together as one team and no longer operating in silos,” wrote Ella Irwin, the vice president of product for health and Twitter service, in a memo acquired by Reuters. Irwin was hired in June and will oversee the newly assembled team.