What Is Anti-Free Speech Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Doing Now?

May 2nd, 2023 10:15 AM

Anti-free speech Jack Dorsey created a new social media app that looks a lot like Twitter.

CNN Business reported Friday that Dorsey’s app, named “Bluesky,” is gaining attention from prominent leftists, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and anti-Trump social media influencer Chrissy Teigen. But as Twitter is allowing more free speech on the platform Dorsey could be taking his anti-free speech ideas to his new platform.

The Twitter Files revealed late last year that Dorsey reportedly played a key role on Twitter’s censorship team and was aware of the concerted effort to ban former President Donald Trump, despite the fact that Trump did not violate the platform’s rules. Interestingly enough, Dorsey admitted his mistake in a blog post last year. “The Twitter when I led it and the Twitter of today do not meet any of these [listed] principles,” Dorsey wrote. 

He also admitted that Twitter had “too much power” over speech online. 

“The biggest mistake I made was continuing to invest in building tools for us to manage the public conversation, versus building tools for the people using Twitter to easily manage it for themselves,” he wrote at the time.

Dorsey said Trump’s ban was “...the right thing for the public company business at the time, but the wrong thing for the internet and society.” 

MRC’s exclusive CensorTrack.org database has years of records of Twitter’s one-sided censorship, and Twitter alone accounted for 57 percent (3,105) of the total 5,388 cases logged in the database. 

Twitter was also the main culprit that censored the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. The platform first limited the story’s reach and later blocked users from sharing the story and locked the New York Post’s account for more than two weeks. 

Time will tell whether Dorsey’s new app will make the same mistakes as its predecessor. According to CNN Business, Bluesky labels itself as “a new social network for microblogging.” Like Twitter, users can post and follow blurbs on another user’s timeline, although there are no hashtags or direct messages. Bluesky is also invite-only.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called hate speech and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using CensorTrack’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.