In the wake of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the social media platform’s original co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, blessed users with a number of reflections on various actions the company had taken in the past, most of which was false.
According to Breitbart, Dorsey addressed the blatant censorship of the New York Post’s bombshell Hunter Biden laptop scandal story, and the subsequent banning of the media outlet from the platform.
Dorsey claimed in the tweet that Twitter resolved the situation “almost immediately,” but the claim was a lie, as the Post was not, in fact, reinstated for several weeks.
The former Twitter CEO rambled on about a number of other topics, and as a result, was mostly trolled by those who were quick to point out the disaster the platform had become under his leadership.
“Always tried to do its best”
Reportedly, Dorsey was attempting to take responsibility for when the platform had gone “too far,” and the New York Post banning situation definitely fit the bill. It just would have been nice if Dorsey didn’t lie about it in his attempt to come clean.
“I have tried taking a break from Twitter recently, but I must say: the company has always tried to do its best given the information it had. Every decision we made was ultimately my responsibility*,” Dorsey wrote. “In the cases we were wrong or went too far, we admitted it and worked to correct.”
One Twitter user in particular called Dorsey out on the Post’s laptop story, which was not only blocked, but also blocked from being shared across the entire platform, conveniently just one month prior to the 2020 presidential election.
“You ‘corrected’ the decision to ban @nypost’s account and keep people from tweeting their story about Hunter’s laptop. But it was too little too late. You influenced the election,” the user wrote. “Twitter should have NEVER played gatekeeper with information that ended up being factually accurate.”
Dorsey responded with false information, writing, “When I found out we took that action, we reversed it almost immediately,” though in reality, 16 days had passed before the Post’s account was reinstated.
The former Twitter CEO attempted to write off the move to suspend and censor the outlet and the story as necessary at the time, but it goes without saying that the company was rightfully accused of influencing the 2020 election to an unknown, but likely significant, degree.
A number of pundits and Republicans called the move one of the biggest in-kind donations made to the Democratic Party by a Big Tech company.
Now, with Musk in charge, who has vowed to make the platform political neutral and allow free speech, it’ll be fascinating to see the results of future elections that aren’t rigged by powerful, Big Tech progressive platforms like Twitter used to be.