Twitter has lost its last remaining employees in the regulatory hub of Brussels, at a time when it faces increasing scrutiny from lawmakers.
The small office of six employees was cut to two in recent weeks following Elon Musk’s dramatic culling of staff, according to people with knowledge of the exits.
The remaining two members left over the past week, after Musk called for staff to commit to a “hardcore working culture.”
The Brussels office was a key hub for Twitter to engage with a deluge of European regulation, much of which has only recently come into force.
The social media platform has long battled a perception it has failed to manage hate-speech and disinformation.
Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa, senior public policy managers and the last staff remaining in the Brussels office, left over the last week, the people said, who declined to comment on the record about staff departures.
Mozer and La Nasa could not be reached for comment.
A spokesperson for Twitter did not respond to a request for comment. The Brussels departures were first reported by the Financial Times.
European regulators and officials have been quick to demand Twitter keeps up with its regulatory demands.
Hours after billionaire Musk closed his US$44 billion deal for the company, European Commissioner Thierry Breton sent a warning to the new owner, calling on the company to “fly by our rules.” – Bloomberg