This past Friday, the former and current CEO’s of Twitter got into an online sparring match regarding the child exposure regulations of Twitter that you are going to want to see…
Former CEO, Jack Dorsey and the current CEO of Twitter Elon Musk have stayed mostly friendly online despite the company’s hand of and ground shattering release of the Twitter files. The Twitter Files have been both damning for the former CEO and enlightening for the public as just last night it was revealed that the former CEO gave way to changing company policies in order to ban Trump from the platform which you can read by clicking here…
As you can imagine, with the release of information like the example above, the divide between the tech-giants is only growing further…
Most recently, Dorsey and Musk exchanged words about the companies handling of child exposure content on the platform. The first comment from the exchange came from Musk who responded to an article shared on Twitter that detailed the misgivings of how Twitter, under the helm of Dorsey refused to remove pornographic content of children from the social media platform.
The article headline from the New York Post read as follows: “Twitter refused to remove child porn because it didn’t ‘violate policies’: lawsuit”.
Conservative journalist Mike Cernovich, posted the article in response a resignation statement from Anne Collier, who played a role in Twitter’s so-called “Trust and Safety Council.”
Cernovich posted the link as well as the caption “You all belong in jail”. To which Elon Musk responded to a short time after…
“It is a crime that they refused to take action on child exploitation for years!” Musk stated in response to Mike Cernovich’s post.
This is where things get interesting.
Obviously, the former CEO of Twitter had to respond in a timely manner and he did.
“This is false,” Jack Dorsey said responding to Elon Musk in an attempt to fact check him.
Well, wouldn’t you know, Elon Musk is probably not going to make a claim like that unless he had substantial evidence to back it up.
Musk quickly shot back at Dorsey saying, “No, it is not. When Ella Irwin, who now runs Trust & Safety, joined Twitter earlier this year, almost no one was working on child safety. She raised this with Ned & Parag, but they rejected her staffing request. I made it top priority immediately.”
“At the same time, Ned was spending millions of dollars on Warriors seats. Super messed up priorities,” Musk went on to say.
See the Twitter sparring match first hand in the tweet below:
Elon Musk just put Jack Dorsey on blast.
LOVE TO SEE IT. pic.twitter.com/LaavoVh6pz
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 9, 2022
Needless to say, Jack Dorsey’s attempt to fact check Elon Musk horrifically backfired. So far, this is the only exchange we have seen between the two because Dorsey has been silent on the matter ever since…
As he should be, Elon took a quote out of Captain Phillips and basically told the former CEO: “Look at me, I am the Captain Now.”