Twitter is shutting down music lawyers because they’re not tech-savvy enough

The social media platform has removed a music lawyer from its platform for failing to make it through its mandatory training program, according to a report by The New York Times.

The lawyer, who had worked with Apple Music and other streaming services for years, had been working as an advocate for music, but had been left off Twitter’s team because she was not tech savvy enough to understand its “instructions,” the report said.

“It’s just one more thing to get rid of, but I know people who are just not that tech savvy,” the lawyer, a former attorney for the estate of hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, told the Times.

She told the paper she was working to be a “good advocate for musicians” when she was hired.

“I didn’t have a high school education in music or law, so I was like, ‘I’m going to be able to help people understand the industry,'” she said.

“I don’t know how you could have made it in music if you didn’t know the industry.”

Twitter declined to comment on the report.

The removal comes after the New York City attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit last year against Twitter alleging the social media company violated the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) when it removed the lawyer from her team and did not train her properly.

Twitter’s legal team has argued that the company had a duty to provide legal advice to musicians, a position it has also taken in the past.