Twitter chief responds after leadership departs

On Sunday, news spread of a ‘mass exodus’ with the social media platform’s leaders, but its co-founder said they were all ‘taking some well-deserved time off.’ 

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On Sunday, news of four high-profile departures from Twitter’s executive ranks broke. Interim replacements are expected to step in for the social media platform’s media head, Katie Jacobs Stanton, its product head, Kevin Weil, engineering chief, Alex, Roetter and HR vice president Skip Schipper.

Twitter characterized the departures as voluntary, but The New York Times reports that at least one of them was asked to leave.

Another departure affected one of Twitter’s acquisitions. Vine’s general manager, Jason Toff, also said he would be leaving to join Google’s virtual reality efforts.

Monday morning, Twitter’s co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, tweeted a statement that said the four former leaders were “taking some well-deserved time off”:

Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this week, but want to set the record straight now:

— Jack (@jack) January 25, 2016

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