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Did Ron DeSantis ‘Failure to Launch’ Cause Twitter Engineer to Quit?

As WLTReport noted earlier this week, the Ron DeSantis Twitter Space presidential announcement suffered technical difficulties and was a disaster.

DeSantis Presidential Announcement On Twitter A Complete Disaster, Suffered Major Technical Difficulties

DeSantis’s announcement on Twitter started late by 25 minutes due to technical difficulties.

During the first several minutes Elon Musk attempted to troubleshoot in real-time but the technical difficulties led many people to leave the Space.

It was arguably one of the worst announcements in US history.

After the 'failure to launch' Twitter Space announcement from DeSantis, one of the platform's top engineers announced he's quitting his role with the company.

“After almost four incredible years at Twitter, I decided to leave the nest yesterday,” Foad Dabiri tweeted Thursday.

Here's the full thread of Dabiri's resignation:

Although Dabiri said his resignation isn't related to any recent events, the timing of him exiting the company is peculiar.

It comes one day after the DeSantis Twitter Space debacle.

From Independent:

The Twitter engineer’s exit from the company comes a day after Mr DeSantis’s long-anticipated 2024 campaign bid for the White House on a Twitter livestream.

Mr DeSantis’s campaign launch announcement on Twitter Spaces – the platform’s audio group-chat feature – was marred by a a host of glitches, including long silences and persistent echoes.

The Twitter app reportedly crashed for several users who tuned in to listen to the announcement and at one point the Republican governor himself disappeared from the livestream.

Mr Musk – who had boasted about several overhauls to the microblogging site since his takeover of the company to make Spaces better – shut the initial Spaces event and started a new one.

The second event where Mr DeSantis read a short speech, reportedly gathered fewer listeners than the first, attracting about 161,000 people, according to Twitter’s public-facing data.

BBC added:

Mr Dabiri did not specify why he had decided to leave Twitter or whether it was related to the problems with the DeSantis event on the platform.

He did not immediately respond to a BBC request for comment. Twitter did not provide a statement on Mr Dabiri's exit when approached by the BBC.

Mr Dabiri, who was the engineering lead for Twitter's Growth organisation, said in a tweet he had "experienced two distinct eras" at the company, before and after it was acquired by the multi-billionaire last year.


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