March 4, 2024

“I wouldn’t be stunned if he’s withholding his voice from Twitter out of some precept,” Jason Goldman, a member of Twitter’s founding crew who has additionally served on its board, mentioned of Mr. Dorsey’s latest actions. He added that in his newest feedback, Mr. Dorsey “acknowledges how poorly issues have gone for Twitter beneath Elon Musk.”

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Mr. Dorsey and Mr. Musk didn’t reply to requests for remark.

Mr. Dorsey, who helped discovered Twitter in 2006, was the corporate’s chief government for eight years over two totally different stints. And whereas the social community’s success turned him right into a billionaire, he appeared to develop into disillusioned lately with Twitter’s course.

Amongst different issues, Mr. Dorsey, who helps free speech, lamented that Twitter had develop into too highly effective as an arbiter of what sort of posts ought to keep on-line and what must be pulled down. He additionally blamed Wall Avenue for turning Twitter away from its major function as a communications platform, pressuring it to generate income and to finally promote itself to the very best bidder.

In November 2021, Mr. Dorsey, who additionally leads the funds start-up Block (previously referred to as Sq.), stepped down as Twitter’s chief government. He left its board final yr after Mr. Musk bid for the corporate.

Mr. Dorsey has since mentioned that Twitter ought to have been constructed as a unique type of social community: a decentralized one. In contrast to mainstream social platforms, which run non-public code that they management, decentralized social networks make their programs public so customers can doubtlessly construct their very own apps and communities. That method, no single entity can impose guidelines on what can or can’t be mentioned in these networks, and customers can customise their experiences.