Open Letter To The CEOs Of Twitter From a Digital Jail:
Dear Jack Dorsey and Deray McKesson,
I write this letter to you, Jack, the CEO of Twitter and you, Deray, the shadow CEO of Twitter, to condemn the hypocrisy and dishonesty you recently displayed claiming that Twitter is a platform that respects free speech. You’re lying to your investors, you’re lying to the VC and Twitter community, and, I fear, you’re lying to yourself.
On Wednesday, you both were interviewed at the Recode conference where you laid out your roles with the company and your alleged views on free speech.
Jack disclosed that he took time off from working for Square and serving as then-Chairman of Twitter in 2014 to return to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to participate in the protests against the (legally justified) killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
It was there that he met Deray and a “friendship” was formed that led to Deray being invited to eat with Jack’s family and eventually take an active role in influencing how Twitter operates.
Jack told the Recode audience that Deray has been invited into Twitter headquarters to tell Twitter engineers and managers how to alter the product to meet the needs of his so-called “activism” and to direct the company on how it can become more “diverse.”
Jack said he even arranged a one-on-one meeting with Twitter COO Adam Bain for Deray to offer his thoughts on how Twitter should make these changes.
In your Recode interview, you both claimed to respect dissenting views. Jack said that Twitter has to “be open to every voice, we need to hear them all,” and that “We need to hear every extreme to find the balance.”
— Pax Dickinson ♔ (@paxdickinson) June 3, 2016
Amazingly, Deray agreed and cited conservative outlets such as Breitbart (where I have written) as examples of voices that needed to be heard despite his disagreement with them.
What a pack of lies. What rank hypocrisy. If you both believe that every voice should be heard why am I and others banned from Twitter, prevented by you from raising our voices?
During the recent Collision tech conference, Chris Sacca, one of your largest shareholders at one time, compared Twitter to a kid who keeps getting caught with drugs. Did those drugs cause memory loss? Or are you smoking the pot that investor Peter Thiel said you were smoking?
Lucky for you, the interviewer, Peter Kafka, let you vomit out your happy talking points without being challenged at all. Unluckily for you, there is a world outside circle jerk press events and everyone remembers you ban people form your “neutral platform” with whom you disagree.
If you want real dissent the choice is clear, unban me from Twitter. I imagine you won’t, which is why those seeking to hear views too controversial for Twitter social justice warrior censors can go to GotNews.com.
Or, if they are feeling really adventurous, they can check out my new crowdfunding research platform, Wesearchr.com.
McKesson lied about a death threat from yours truly when I was soliciting funds on Twitter for a journalistic project.
Is he lying about the other death threats he received?
He claims he blocked 19,000 users; I blocked over 50,000. And I had to pay to block them using an Australian company because social justice warriors were paying for fake followers for me.
Including… [leans out from behind fence pole] Chuck C. Johnson? https://t.co/gGesy54JEa
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 2, 2016
“I believe we need to build a platform that amplifies EVERY voice,” says Dorsey.
Why are you guys committing fraud?