Now that the entire world, by the far-left radicals, is suddenly for freedom of speech again, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said the company’s banning of then-President Donald Trump was the “wrong thing for the internet and society.”
Dorsey, who stepped down from Twitter’s board in May, used a tweet and blog post on Tuesday to completely confuse his followers while commenting on revelations from new owner Elon Musk’s internal probe of the Big Tech giant.
Journalist Bari Weiss on Monday published findings on the suspension of Trump’s Twitter account on Jan. 8, 2021. Musk was quoted as saying that the action was taken “under pressure from hundreds of activist employees … even though they themselves acknowledge that he [Trump] didn’t violate the rules.”
Dorsey who continues to defend his position and reasons why he banned former President Trump said, “We did the right thing for the public company business at the time, but the wrong thing for the internet and society.”
“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.”
Dorsey said his “biggest mistake” 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.
“This burdened the company with too much power, and opened us to significant outside pressure (such as advertising budgets),” he wrote.
Dorsey, who should be more worried about a subpoena than trying to justify his actions on Twitter, began his blog by saying he would give his take on Musk’s Twitter files.
“I’ll start with the principles I’ve come to believe,” Dorsey wrote. “Based on everything I’ve learned and experienced through my past actions as a Twitter co-founder and lead:
- 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.”
Dorsey said that Twitter, under his leadership and now, “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. “I no longer had hope of achieving any of it as a public company with no defense mechanisms (lack of dual-class shares being a key one). I planned my exit at that moment knowing I was no longer right for the company.”
According to Newsmax, Dorsey also said he will begin funding the message platform Signal with $1 million annually.