On Friday, former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey turned to the platform that he co-created to talk about its future, days after the corporation was purchased for $44 billion by Elon Musk. In a series of threads, Dorsey stated he doesn’t believe in permanent Twitter bans, with the exception of illegal activity.
*it’s also crazy and wrong that individuals or companies bear this responsibility. As I’ve said before, I don’t believe any permanent ban (with the exception of illegal activity) is right, or should be possible. This is why we need a protocol that’s resilient to the layers above.
— jack⚡️ (@jack) April 29, 2022
Jack Dorsey Does Not Believe Permanent Twitter Bans to be Possible
“As I’ve said before, I don’t believe any permanent Twitter bans (with the exception of illegal activity) is right or should be possible. This is why we need a protocol that’s resilient to the layers above,” said Dorsey, who stepped down from his role at Twitter in November 2021 and currently works as the Block Head of Block. While Dorsey’s tweet thread didn’t name names, there’s a chance that he’s referring to some of Twitter’s most controversial moments that have resurfaced amid Musk’s purchase of Twitter, as he stated his opinion on permanent Twitter bans.
This includes the platform’s choice to ban former President Donald J. Trump from the platform and the temporary ban of The New York Post after it posted an article related to U.S. President Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s laptop. The social media giant’s chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde has recently been under attack online from trolls after Musk posted a meme about her.
“Some things can be fixed immediately, and others require rethinking and reimplementing the entire system. It is important to me that we get critical feedback in all of its forms, but also important that we get the space and time to address it. All of that should be done publicly,” Dorsey said in the same Twitter thread about permanent Twitter bans.
Elon is the Singular Solution I Trust, Says Former Twitter CEO
Earlier this week, Dorsey stated that “Elon is the singular solution I trust…I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.” Furthermore, Jack Dorsey stated, “What matters is how the service works and acts, and how quickly it learns and improves. My biggest failing was that quickness part. I’m confident that part at least is being addressed, and will be fixed.”