The comments come after a tumultuous week for Twitter, which is facing about what will happen to its platform led by Elon Musk. But if people were hoping Dorsey could add some clarity to the discussion, they might be disappointed.
“Every decision we make is ultimately my responsibility,” he said. “In cases where we went wrong or went too far, we acknowledged it and worked to correct it.”
The comments may be an oblique reference to earlier tweets by Elon Musk a top Twitter policy official, but he did not directly address the situation. Instead, he shares some vague thoughts on what Twitter should do to fix itself.
Some things can be fixed in an instant, and others require a whole system rethink and re-implementation. It’s important to me that we get critical feedback in all its forms, but it’s also important that we have the space and time to address that. All of that should be done publicly.
– jack⚡️ (@jack) April 29, 2022
“Some things can be fixed immediately, and others require rethinking and re-implementing the entire system,” he said. “A transparent system, both in policy and operations, is the right way to build trust. Whether it’s owned by a company or an open protocol doesn’t matter – as much as – intentionally making decisions public about every decision and why it’s made. “
Dorsey also seems frustrated with what current CEO Parag Agrawal has called about what’s going on with the company. “Doing this job means you’re in the arena,” Dorsey tweeted. “Nothing is said now that matters. What matters is how the service works and operates, and how quickly it learns and improves. My biggest failure was the quick part. I believe at least part of it is being worked out and will be fixed. “
Dorsey added that it was “crazy and wrong” for “individuals or companies to bear this responsibility”, in relation to past unpopular decisions. “I do not believe that any permanent ban (except for illegal activity) is right, or should be. This is why we need a protocol that is resilient to the layers above. ”
Doing this job means you are in the arena. Nothing is said now that matters. What matters is how the service works and operates, and how quickly it learns and improves. My biggest failure was the quick part. I believe at least part of it is being worked out and will be fixed.
– jack⚡️ (@jack) April 29, 2022
Musk’s acquisition has rocked Twitter, a company whose own executives have told employees they are uncertain about Musk’s direction to grow the platform. Musk, who has said he has “no confidence” in the company’s current management, has hinted that he will significantly shrink the company’s existing content moderation policies and potentially , its staff.
Whether Musk has Dorsey’s backing is a major source of speculation. Dorsey earlier this week that “Elon is the only solution I believe in” and said his acquisition is taking the company out of an “impossible” situation in which it is tied to a revenue model based on on advertising. Both Dorsey and former Facebook board member Peter Thiel reported mobilize Musk makes Twitter private, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Musk is said to have come up with the idea of charging institutions on other sites and expanding the Twitter Blue subscription product. He is also said to want to replace Agrawal with an executive of his choice, Reuters Friday.
Dorsey’s comments are also notable for what he didn’t say. He did not name Musk and did not defend Twitter employees, although he said “the company is always trying to do the best they can with the information they have.”
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