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Managers fired from Twitter amid Musk buyout turmoil

Twitter Musk Employees Leaving
Posted at 3:00 PM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 15:00:05-04

In the latest sign of turmoil inside Twitter amid Elon Musk's planned buyout of the company, a Twitter general manager, Kayvon Beykpour, is leaving after 7 years.

In a series of tweets Thursday, Beykpour said CEO Parag Agrawal “asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction.”

Beykpour, was general manager of consumer Twitter, leading design, research, product, engineering and customer service and operations teams, according to his Twitter bio.

A co-founder of the live streaming app Periscope, Beykpour joined Twitter when the social media company bought his startup in 2015.