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Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams To Step Down from Company Board

Written by Nitish Singh
Last updated July 13, 2021

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will be stepping down from his role in the company’s board later this month according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Details about the filing were obtained by The Verge.

Williams confirmed the news stating that he is proud of what the social media platform achieved during his time at the company. The Twitter co-founder was part of the platform for thirteen years. He is currently the CEO of Medium and has stated that he will be focusing on other projects as well. Twitter was co-founded by Williams, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone. The platform was one of a kind at launch with its microblogging style of updates. Users were limited to only 140 characters at launch which increased over time.

Williams became the CEO in 2008 and replaced Jack Dorsey. He was later replaced by Dick Costolo in 2010, and eventually, Dorsey became the CEO again. There was controversy surrounding Dorsey’s move at the top spot with many calling it a betrayal against Williams. Despite the controversy, the co-founder continued to be a part of the company for twelve years.

The social media platform has undergone a number of changes over the years. Recently, the platform decided to remove millions of fake accounts from the platform to clean up the user experience and promote better engagements. Fake news and hate speech were seen as the two biggest drawbacks of the platform with authorities calling out the platform for not taking action. The platform has also been subjected to security issues as well. New features and policies are being implemented to keep the platform afloat.

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