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Jack Dorsey Uses Twitter to Go on the Offense

The former CEO has been calling out the corporate media and Twitter's Board of Directors in a recent flurry of tweets

This week, former Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey has taken to his own platform to express his opinion in response to the actions and sentiments of others. 

Dorsey, who has supported censoring others on the platform in the past, stepped down from its leadership in late 2021. He has been a somewhat quiet figure on social media since then. 

However, Dorsey has expressed a wide range of opinions on political and economic matters over the last few weeks, including the topic of Elon Musk’s bid to buy out his former company. 

This week, CNN’s Brian Stelter posted an article from the Washington Post criticizing Fox New’s Tucker Carlson, saying he only sells “doubt.” Dorsey fired back by asking Stelter if CNN is only “selling hope.”

When others, such as Alex Salvi, questioned Dorsey’s response, he said he was “holding up a mirror” in response to Stelter’s original tweet. 

These Twitter replies launched Dorsey into an online dialogue with dozens of others. One user, Sarai Idan, said she knows that CNN sometimes reports false news. Dorsey then accused the news corporation of instigating violence for the purpose of filming during the Ferguson riots. 

All eyes have been on Dorsey during the recent week, as Elon Musk has pursued the purchase of the social media platform Dorsey co-founded.

When outside groups criticized the Board’s hesitancy to allow the purchase and suggested they may be forsaking their fiduciary duties, Dorsey — who still holds a seat on the Board — said that the actions were indicative of something that had “consistently been the dysfunction of the company.”

When Tren Griffin posted on Twitter that a bad Board can “kill a company every time,” Dorsey was quick to respond with the simple tweet, “big facts.” 

After CNBC host Scott Wapner asked Dorsey why he didn’t take action to address the Board’s dysfunction when he was in charge of the company, the former CEO enigmatically replied, “so much to say…but nothing can be said.”

On April 11, he posted a reply on Twitter in relation to the recent release of inflationary statistics. Dorsey said the current administration had chosen “deception” and a lack of accountability instead of building trust. 

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