Jack Dorsey, the founder and former chief executive officer (CEO) of Twitter, has established a new social platform called Bluesky, a decentralized social networking environment.
Jack Dorsey contributed to the destruction of free expression in the United States.
Jack Dorsey resigned from the Board of the social media behemoth immediately in May.
The Democrats blasted Dorsey for agreeing with Musk that the decision to exclude former President Donald Trump from the social media site was a terrible one.
He expressed sadness in a statement over the “business decision.”
Banning Trump from Twitter “was a morally bad decision, to be clear, and foolish in the extreme,” Musk said at a Financial Times conference on Tuesday. Musk was quick to state that former CEO and founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey agreed.
“I do agree,” Dorsey wrote. “There are exceptions (CSE, illegal behavior, spam or network manipulation, etc), but generally permanent bans are a failure of ours and don’t work.”
Musk says @jack agrees with him that there shouldn't be permanent bans on individual Twitter users.
Reminder that Dorsey was CEO when such bans were implemented.
— Dan Primack (@danprimack) May 10, 2022
Dorsey stated that he was “partially to blame” for the present status of the internet and that he regretted his actions.
“The days of Usenet, IRC, the Internet, and even email (with PGP) were incredible. Centralizing discovery and identification inside companies has harmed the internet significantly. In a tweet, Dorsey admitted that he was largely to fault and expressed sorrow for his actions.
Now, the former CEO is creating “Bluesky,” a new social networking site.
Bluesky is a public benefit corporation trying to build a new “open and decentralised” form of social media. The platform aims to create a standard protocol for social media platforms. Once fully developed, it would allow separate social media networks to interact with each other via an open standard, despite each network having its own curation and moderation systems.
Bluesky was conceived as the solution to the failures of Twitter. It was announced at a time when social media networks were being accused of data misappropriation, misinformation and election interference. In fact, Jack Dorsey introduced the project in a Twitter thread that justified the ban of Donald Trump on the platform.
“We are trying to do our part by funding an initiative around an open decentralised standard for social media. Our goal is to be a client of that standard for the public conversation layer of the internet. We call it Bluesky,” read Dorsey’s tweet.
Essentially, Bluesky was created and funded by its parent company, Twitter, and the goal was for Twitter to eventually adopt the technology. To that extent, Bluesky received $13 million in funding from Twitter, with no conditions or commitments except to keep the research going.
Bluesky’s leading proponent, Jack Dorsey, is no longer part of Twitter. Moreover, Elon Musk recently fired Dorsey’s successor, Parag Agrawal. As such, Bluesky has officially lost two of its biggest supporters from within Twitter. This means that future support from the microblogging website would be minimal, if any at all.
However, leaked conversations between Musk and Dorsey paint a different picture. The Tesla CEO is said to have called Bluesky a “super interesting idea” and expressed his desire to help if he could. Dorsey reciprocated that positivity when Musk’s Twitter takeover was announced. “Elon is the singular solution I trust… this is the right path. I believe it with all my heart,” he said.
This could point to future collaboration between the two. However, Bluesky is still a long way from being a complete product, and only time will tell how things actually shape up.