Tag Archives: Jack Dorsey

Hacker Takes Over Twitter CEO’s Account, Spews Abuse

Buzzfeed News reports: The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, appears to have been hacked. On Friday afternoon, the @jack account tweeted a link to a Discord chat and RT’d a series of tweets, including one that read, “follow me i am jacks daddy.” The account also tweeted the N-word, and antisemitic remarks. Discord took down the …

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REPORT: Twitter CEO Phoned Rep. Ilhan Omar To Say Trump’s Incendiary Tweet Didn’t Violate Company Policy

The Washington Post reports: Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey phoned Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday and stood by the company’s decision to permit a tweet from President Trump that later resulted in a flood of death threats targeting the congresswoman. The previously unreported call focused on an incendiary video that Trump shared on April 12, which depicts Omar discussing …

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Trump Boasts Of “Great Meeting” With Twitter CEO Hours After Whining About “Discriminatory” Treatment

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump met with Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted, “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!” The upbeat tone of Trump’s …

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Twitter May Remove Likes And Retweets Counters

NBC News reports: Twitter has offered the public its first look at a new prototype for the Twitter app, which the company is calling “twttr” in a nod to CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, that includes a variety of changes to how Twitter looks and operates, centered on a new format for conversations and color-coded replies. The prototype …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Complains About “Unfair” Corporate Tax To Stem Homelessness

The Hill reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday sounded off against a San Francisco measure to increase corporate taxes that would give the city more funding to tackle its homeless crisis. Dorsey said he was opposed to San Francisco’s Proposition C because he believes one of companies he leads as CEO, Square, will be taxed at unfair rates compared …

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LIVE VIDEO: Social Media Heads Testify Before House

Already underway. The Washington Post reports: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tried to convince skeptical lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than during the 2016 election. Sandberg and Dorsey delivered their message at a congressional hearing about countries such as Russia that seek to spread divisive political messages online using inauthentic …

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Twitter CEO Defends “Time Out For Alex Jones: Any Suspension Makes Someone Reconsider His Behavior

NBC News reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the company’s decision this week to put Infowars’ Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout” after Jones urged his viewers to ready their “battle rifles” against the media. Dorsey said he resisted banning Jones, the embattled conspiracy theorist and radio host, despite calls to do so, some of which came from …

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Twitter CEO: Alex Jones “Hasn’t Violated Our Rules”

The Guardian reports: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision to continue publishing the controversial tweets of the American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, saying Jones’s content “hasn’t violated our rules”. Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify have all banned Jones’ from their platforms, saying he promoted hate speech and violence, but Twitter had allowed Jones to continue posting on …

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