Jack Dorsey Reveals “Biggest Mistake” He Made As Twitter Head
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey commented on the revelations in the “Twitter Files” in a blog post published on Tuesday. He said that, the social media platform made decisions that were “wrong for the internet and society.”
It’s hard to not actually feel kinda bad for Jack. He seems like a genuinely good person.
Dorsey apologizes for his moderation choices, saying he did the ‘wrong thing for the internet & society’ despite calling his decisions the ‘right thing’ at the time https://t.co/ctJfDyAmjN
— Jim Hall (@jhall) December 14, 2022
Dorsey declared that he was adding his opinion to the debate surrounding the “Twitter Files.” In which Musk started making public last week in order to bolster his claims. He always blamed that the previous management was biassed against conservatives.
The first section of the article outlined Dorsey’s beliefs regarding three “principles” of social media: (1) that social platforms “must be resilient to corporate and government control,” (2) that “only the original author may remove content they produce,” and (3) that “moderation is best implemented by algorithmic choice.”
“Twitter today does not adhere to any of these principles, nor did it when I was its leader. It is solely my fault, Dorsey wrote in the post, adding that after an unnamed “activist entered stock in 2020,” he “gave up pushing for” the ideals.”
He claimed that the biggest error he made was continuing to invest in developing tools that would allow us to easily manage the public conversation rather than developing tools that would allow those who use Twitter to do the same. This overloaded the company with power and exposed to a lot of external pressure (such as advertising budgets).
Jack Dorsey didn’t blame Elon Musk
Musk has reversed many of the previous moderation practices. Specially, after completing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter in October. In addition, he has welcomed back former President Donald Trump. However, who was permanently banned from the website under Dorsey’s direction.
I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?
— jack (@jack) January 14, 2021
Dorsey didn’t criticize Musk in any particular detail. He claimed that after activist firm Elliott Management became involved with the company more than two years ago, he personally gave up trying to move the company in the right direction.
According to Dorsey, social messaging platforms shouldn’t generally remove content or suspend users because doing so “makes it more difficult to understand important context and to identify and prosecute illegal activity.”
Dorsey grant $ 1 million to Signal app
He advocated that the only way to uphold his stated principles is through the creation of a “free and open protocol for social media.” However, that is not controlled by any one person or organization.
Matrix were mentioned by Jack Dorsey as new initiatives that may one day live up to his definition. He announced that he would be awarding grants to worthwhile initiatives. He started it by granting $1 million to the secure messaging Signal app every year.
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