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Former Twitter CEO Takes Responsibility for Social Network’s Political Censorship

Samizdat – 14.12.2022

Co-founder and former CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that he was the one responsible for the company’s susceptibility to government and corporate influence.

“Social media must be resilient to corporate and government control. Only the original author may remove content they produce. Moderation is best implemented by algorithmic choice. The Twitter when I led it and the Twitter of today do not meet any of these principles. This is my fault alone, as I completely gave up pushing for them when an activist entered our stock in 2020,” he wrote in his personal blog.

Dorsey said he realized that companies have become “far too powerful” once Twitter suspended the account of former US President Donald Trump in January 2021.

His biggest mistake was investing in the development of tools allowing the company “to manage the public conversation,” instead of “building tools for the people using Twitter to easily manage it for themselves,” Dorsey added. This, according to the former CEO, “burdened the company with too much power” and made it susceptible to “outside pressure.”

Twitter’s new owner, US billionaire Elon Musk, has reportedly given access to internal papers to a few independent journalists to investigate politically-motivated censorship in the company before his takeover. Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi presented their findings in threads tweets earlier this month.

Weiss said she found that Twitter allegedly used to have a special team instructed to “build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics.” Taibbi alleged that prior to the 2020 US presidential elections, Twitter deliberately took measures to downplay the scandal around the laptop of US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The laptop reportedly had evidence of Hunter Biden’s participation in tax-related crimes, drug use, money laundering and illegal business dealings in foreign countries including Ukraine and China.

December 14, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Corruption, Deception, Full Spectrum Dominance | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The weaponization of surveillance of American citizens following the post 911 imposition of the Patriot Act was extended to private social network companies. Designed to weed out dissent and thinking outside the box, Twitter, Facebook, and Google have become an arm of its Big Brother Patriot Act.
    There is no escaping it. Even as Elon Musk pushes back today the knives have come out. Deep State puppet Biden has threatened Musk to back off or suffer the consequences, essentially telling Musk “Hunter is untouchable as long as I’m President”.

    If the truthful events that led up to the November 22, 1963 assassination of President Kennedy were not covered up the USA would be in a different place today. We would be free of the Hydra that threatens all that do not conform to the rules based, unipolar, new world order. It is an imperial order goverened by the Anglo-American special relationship of British Brains and American Military Might.
    In light of this, Biden informed the world recently that the US nuclear strategic doctrine is no longer defensive. US doctrine is now “first use” of nuclear weapons under Prompt Global Strike doctrine! Russia responded by stating “in light of developments in the US regarding use of nuclear weapons, Russia will review its non-first use doctrine.”
    This puts the world on a hair trigger for nuclear annihilation which no one will survive! Yet there is hardly any organized dissent against US policy thanks to the surveillance state conditioning of minds to conform.
    This makes nuclear war almost inevitable.

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    Comment by Thomas Simpson | December 14, 2022 | Reply

  2. Jack Dorsey lied to Congress when he testified before a committee hearing to the contrary. Now he appears to be covering his a..

    The US government and big tech joined hands for the top down surveillance and censorship of constitutionally protected free speech with cancellation of social media accounts as punishment.

    This must be denounced with expungency and force by civic leaders as a totalitarian violation of the federal Constitution. Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter represents the first shot across the bow.

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    Comment by Thomas Simpson | December 14, 2022 | Reply

  3. Apparently Jack Dorsey thinks that he can pretend to assume full responsibility for Twitter’s misconduct and illegal acts, and mitigate the potential consequences for his actions. It is always easy for a perpetrator to pretend remorse for his evil actions when he gets caught and faces consequences. He knew what he was doing, while the CEO of Twitter, just as Mark Zuckerberg knows of his own guilt too. I hope and pray that all of those evil doers will be tried and if found guilty, be given the stiffest penalty prescribed by law.

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    Comment by Peter | December 14, 2022 | Reply


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