Twitter Founder Exposes Behind-The-Scenes Chaos Amid Musk’s Acquisition

Something’s in the air over at Twitter HQ.

Between Elon Musk’s billion-dollar offer to buy the controversial social media platform and its former CEO completely turning on his own company, it appears the once-powerful social tool is slowly becoming the next MySpace.

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Monday evening that he knows that CNN promotes and sells fake news because he witnessed the far-left network try to cause conflict during the Ferguson, Missouri riots back in 2014.

[source: The Daily Wire]

Dorsey made the revelation in a response to a tweet from Miss Universe Iraq 2017 Sarah Abdali Ida, who tweeted that “even CNN sometimes sells fake news.” 

Dorsey responded, “I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*** CNN’.”

Idan’s tweet stemmed from an earlier remark that Dorsey made on the platform when he called out CNN’s Brian Stelter and a columnist for The Washington Post on Monday over a tweet that took aim at Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Elizabeth Spiers, a leftist that appears on MSNBC, responded to Dorsey, writing, “They’re selling truth, which is hope-agnostic. It’s supposed to inform you, not make you feel some kind of way.”

Idan’s tweet was a response to Spiers’ tweet.

Dorsey made news over the weekend when he slammed Twitter’s board of directors as entrepreneur Elon Musk, the world’s richest man tries to take over the company.

Dorsey was responding to the following tweet when he made his remark, “If look into the history of Twitter board, it’s intriguing as I was a witness on its early beginnings, mired in plots and coups, and particularly amongst Twitter’s founding members. I wish if it could be made into a Hollywood thriller one day.”

Dorsey responded, “It’s consistently been the dysfunction of the company.”

Dorsey also said “big facts” in response to the following statement from venture capitalist Fred Destin: “What I do know for sure is that this old Silicon Valley proverb is grounded in age-old wisdom that still applies today: Good boards don’t create good companies, but a bad board will kill a company every time.”

When later asked if he was allowed to speak like this publicly given the fact that he is still on the company’s board, Dorsey responded, “No.”

With the rise in alternative, free-speech social media platforms, it’s difficult to predict what’s next for Twitter. Still a powerful social tool, Twitter is still used by just about everyone despite its habit of censoring conservatives.

Musk’s purchase could change everything if the powers that be allow it to happen…

Author: Sebastian Hayworth