Jack Dorsey, the CEO also co-founder of Twitter, did not specifically address Elon Musk. But he made it clear in a blog post on Tuesday that the organisation he formerly oversaw still had serious issues back then and today.
The “Twitter Files,” which Musk began distributing last week to bolster his accusations that previous management was biassed towards conservatives in its handling of content moderation, are the topic of discussion, according to Dorsey, who claimed he was lending his voice to the conversation.
At the outset of his post, Dorsey stated that he has come to hold three principles. Social media must resist “corporate and governmental control,” the only person who can delete information they have created, and “algorithmic choice is the best moderation practice.”
According to Dorsey’s statement, the Twitter of today does not adhere to any of these ideals.
Musk has reversed many previous moderating practices after completing his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter in October. In addition, he has welcomed former President Donald Trump, who was permanently banned from the website under Dorsey’s direction following the attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.
Dorsey didn’t criticise Musk in any particular detail. He claimed that after activist firm Elliott Management became involved with the company more than two years ago, he gave up trying to move the company properly.
Dorsey stated that he believes “there was no bad intent or hidden objectives, and everyone acted according to the best information we had at the time” about Twitter’s decision to suspend Trump.
He acknowledged that “mistakes were made,” but added that Twitter would be better now if it “focused more on tools for the people using the service rather than tools for us.”