The Wall Street Journal: Twitter’s communications chief steps down

Gabriel Stricker, who has headed Twitter’s communications team since 2012, announced in a tweet that he is moving on.

Stricker’s departure marks the first executive exit since Jack Dorsey came on board as interim CEO just a few weeks ago. Stricker’s former boss Dick Costolo stepped down as CEO on July 1.

It’s no secret that Twitter TWTR, +1.35%  has struggled to explain itself to the public. In the eight years since its founding, the company has lacked a clear and consistent answer to the question: What is Twitter? But more recently, as it has struggled to add new users, the more pressing question has become: Why use Twitter?

In a statement, Twitter appears to acknowledge that with Stricker’s exit it hopes to do a better of addressing those questions.

The spokesman said the communications team will be reporting to Twitter general counsel Vijaya Gadde while it looks to fill Stricker’s position.

An expanded version of this report appears at – Top Stories

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