• Joe Benarroch, head of business operations at X, is leaving the company after one year.
  • Benarroch was a close advisor to CEO Linda Yaccarino, previously working together at NBCUniversal.
  • He is known as a hard-charging executive and his style has upset people at both NBCUniversal and X.

X chief executive officer Linda Yaccarino's head of business operations, Joe Benarroch, is leaving the company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Benarroch was a close advisor to Yaccarino and held significant influence over her decisions, people familiar with the pair told the Journal.

Before joining X, previously known as Twitter, the two worked together at Comcast company NBCUniversal, where Benarroch reported to Yaccarino, who was advertising chief at the time.

Benarroch is known as a hard-charging executive and his style has upset colleagues at both NBCUniversal and X, according to the Journal, who cited anonymous people who worked with him.

Benarroch would be leaving X a year after starting at the company. He worked at NBCUniversal for nearly five years and was at Meta before, according to his LinkedIn profile.

X and Benarroch did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request to confirm the news.

In January, Benarroch said that X planned to hire 100 full-time content moderators in Austin and focus on combatting content related to child sexual exploitation. The news came days before Yaccarino appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing on online child safety.

His departure comes after Elon Musk's social media platform announced recent changes to encourage people to use X more.

In late May, an X executive said that they would make "likes" on the site private, so that people could like more "edgy" posts without worry of blowback. Earlier this week, X said it would allow adult content on the platform as long as it came with a warning and was posted consensually.

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