In a recent statement, Jack Dorsey has spoken up to accept blame for the extreme mess left to Elon Musk when he took over at Twitter. Stating in a blog post from Tuesday that he ended up going hands-off in the take of a large investor attempting to kick him out of the company he had co-founded.
After his purchase of the company for $44 billion this past October, Musk has been taking strides to uncover and subsequently announce quite a bit of disturbing evidence about the group of ultra-woke senior managers for Twitter that worked alongside the FBI to effectively silence quite a number of conservatives and possibly affect the outcome of the presidential elections of 2020. This public cleansing has officially confirmed a number of suspicions previously marked as conspiracy theories held by conservatives, who had stated previously that they thought that had been “shadow banned” or silenced on the platform despite claims from Dorsey that no such thing was happening.
Now, however, Dorsey has stated that platforms such as Twitter need to make sure they stand against attempts to control the public conversation and rely solely on “algorithmic choice,” not the odd whims of people, to deal with extreme content.
“The Twitter when I led it and the Twitter of today do not meet any of these principles,” stated Dorsey. “This is my fault alone, as I completely gave up pushing for them when an activist entered our stock in 2020.”
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— jack (@jack) December 13, 2022
The particular activist to which Dorsey made reference to is thought to be the large hedge fund Elliott Management, which back in 2020 purchased a massive piece of Twitter stock and then started up a campaign to remove Dorsey from his position as CEO. After a battle, Dorsey chose to step down as CEO as of November 2021, more than a year in the wake of the platform choosing to suppress the explosive story about the Hunter Biden laptop and well after it chose to ban then-President Donald Trump, despite recently uncovered information showing that Trump had not actually broken any of Twitter’s rules.
Elliott then sold off its entire stake in the social media platform for massive profit when Musk first expressed intent to buy the company in April, as explained by the Financial Times.
Dorsey stated that he regretted that Twitter, while under his guidance, attempted to control what people were able to say on the platform.
“The biggest mistake I made was continuing to invest in building tools for us to manage the public conversation, versus building tools for the people using Twitter to easily manage it for themselves,” he explained. “This burdened the company with too much power, and opened us to significant outside pressure (such as advertising budgets).”