Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Twitter Censorship

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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey offered a public apology for the company’s serious problems.

Dorsey confessed that he “completely gave up” on trying to fend off activist forces within Twitter. He recalled how former President Donald Trump’s suspension from the platform illustrated to him that companies “have become far too powerful.”

“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 manage it for themselves easily. This burdened the company with too much power and opened us to significant outside pressure (such as advertising budgets),” Dorsey said in a blog post.

He’s not sorry he canceled Donald Trump which defies credulity since he left terrorists and distators up to blog away.

So, he’s still insisting he did the right thing. He feels the problem was their inability to promote a healthy conversation. He still doesn’t get it.

Dorsey thinks no one had ill intent. Maybe he’s naive.

I continue to believe there was no ill intent or hidden agendas, and everyone acted according to the best information we had at the time. Of course mistakes were made. But if we had focused more on tools for the people using the service rather than tools for us, and moved much faster towards absolute transparency, we probably wouldn’t be in this situation of needing a fresh reset (which I am supportive of). Again, I own all of this and our actions, and all I can do is work to make it right.

At least Dorsey doesn’t believe the government should control the conversation even though Twitter was a rat’s nest of government agents.

Of course governments want to shape and control the public conversation, and will use every method at their disposal to do so, including the media. And the power a corporation wields to do the same is only growing. It’s critical that the people have tools to resist this, and that those tools are ultimately owned by the people. Allowing a government or a few corporations to own the public conversation is a path towards centralized control.

I’m a strong believer that any content produced by someone for the internet should be permanent until the original author chooses to delete it. It should be always available and addressable. Content takedowns and suspensions should not be possible…

You can read more of Dorsey’s ideas here or here.


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GuvGeek
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GuvGeek
1 year ago

Apology not Accepted! I want to see you in Jail with everyone even remotely involved; including the people in Government who were “meeting” with you. I’m to the point now that I want Blood, but I’ll settle for LIFE in Prison and living the rest of your life in poverty!

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 year ago

This is a “man” who played a role in the 2020 election steal. As CEO, he is legally responsible for the actions. He was CEO, not a third party, he did it. He is building a legal defense, so he puts up a front. He of course knows he is vulnerable to legal action. And of course he does not blame government, which was the enforcer of censorship policies to cover up its crimes. It’s obvious his statements are for his own protection (as in: he admits innocent fault, no one in government did anything wrong, everyone was well meaning). Lawyers wrote his statement.