Jack Dorsey Is Now Hated By the Left & Right – Making Him the Perfect Twitter CEO

Liberals are furious with Jack Dorsey after Twitter announced it wouldn’t delete Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory tweets. Now that both sides of the political spectrum hate Dorsey, we know that he’s finally nailing it.
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Despite Trump's horrendous tweets, Jack Dorsey did the right thing. | Source: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
  • Jack Dorsey is trending on his own platform, Twitter.
  • People are criticizing him for not deleting Donald Trump tweets that they deem were conspiracies.
  • After getting criticized for a “left-leaning bias,” Dorsey is getting hate from both sides. That means he’s doing a good job.

Jack Dorsey was trending on his own app today. People were incensed that the Twitter CEO wouldn’t delete conspiracy theory tweets from Donald Trump.

But Dorsey has traditionally been accused of a left-leaning bias. That, pundits claimed, was leading to censorship of conservative ideas on Twitter.

But now the animosity is coming from both sides, which means Jack Dorsey is finally doing his job.

People Are Infuriated About Donald Trump’s Tweets

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Trump sparks another conspiracy. | Source: Twitter

The controversy ignited last week when Timothy Klausutis sent a letter to Jack Dorsey. Trump alleged that his deceased wife Lori was killed by her boss and host of “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough.

Klausutis asked Jack Dorsey to “please delete those tweets,” adding, “my wife deserves better.”

Klausutis explained the issue:

President Trump on Tuesday tweeted to his nearly 80 million followers alluding to the repeatedly debunked falsehood that my wife was murdered by her boss, former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough.

Joe Scarborough’s wife and co-host of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, has been leading the charge for Dorsey to delete Trump’s tweets.

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Mika is one of many Twitter users calling on Jack Dorsey to act. | Source: Twitter

She was calmer than others who didn’t have a husband directly implicated.

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This user makes it personal. | Source: Twitter
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This ‘Democrat’ loses his cool. | Source: Twitter
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Lucia just wants things to be fair. Are you sure? | Source: Twitter

Jack Dorsey Is No Stranger to Criticism

This far from the first time people have called for Jack Dorsey’s proverbial head. But what sets this instance apart is the political party that’s holding the ax.

Historically, right-wing Twitter users have felt they weren’t getting a fair shake. They accused Dorsey and Twitter of censoring conservative viewpoints and “shadow banning” right-wingers. Jack Dorsey has even admitted he has a ‘left-leaning’ bias.

Journalist Tim Pool accused Twitter of banning predominantly right-wing users during a Joe Rogan Experience episode.

He told Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead:

You have a pattern and practice of banning only one faction of people. Quillette recently published an article where they looked at 22 high profile banning from 2015 and found 21 of them were only on one side of the cultural debate… You’re biased… And you’re targeting specific individuals because your rules support this perspective.

Here is the report he referenced. Even conservative Twitter employees reportedly “don’t feel safe to express their opinions.”

Dorsey Just Found the Sweet Spot

While Trump’s conspiracy tweets are disgusting, the fact that Jack Dorsey won’t delete them sends a positive message. He’s letting the world know that he isn’t taking sides.

Left-wingers are furious about this. But can you imagine if he deleted tweets from the President of the United States, who also happens to be Republican? Conservatives would start rioting. Conspiracy theorists would multiply exponentially. Chaos would ensue.

It’d be great if Twitter could just ban Trump without any consequences. But Jack Dorsey is engaged in a delicate balancing act where he’s attempting to be fair to both sides. Sometimes that requires taking counter-intuitive actions. And it will enrage each respective party when they don’t get their way.

Jack Dorsey is sacrificing his name and reputation to bring fairness to the internet. We shouldn’t be angry. We should be thanking this man for making Twitter a better place.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.

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Aaron Weaver

Aaron Weaver

Aaron is the U.S. editor of CCN.com located in Los Angeles. He has been a professional writer and comedian for over ten years. After graduating with honors from Western Michigan University, he's written extensively for newspapers, websites, and various TV shows and web series. Email: aaron.weaver@ccn.com. , his LinkedIn profile here, or his Muck Rack profile here.

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