Twitter Co-Founder Says More Diverse Team Might’ve Spotted Abuse

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said Wednesday that the social network might have been quicker to recognize and address the potential for abuse and harassment on its platform if the company’s leadership had been more diverse.

When Twitter went public in 2013, it came under fire for having only one woman on its executive team — general counsel Vijaya Gadde — and none on the board of directors. The company added its first female outside director shortly after the shares started trading.

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