Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits Platform Is ‘Left-Leaning’
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Saturday admitted that his company is “more left-leaning.”
“We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology,” @Jack told me. But he knows some people do not believe him. “I think we need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning,” he says… pic.twitter.com/1i8jJunhfz
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 18, 2018
Dorsey was responding to criticism that his company discriminates against conservatives.
In the clip that aired on CNN, Dorsey defined shadowbanning, a practice many conservatives have complained has happened to them and that President Trump condemned on Saturday, as “hiding that tweet from everyone without that person knowing about it.”
Regarding recent criticism levied at the social media platform, Dorsey contended that Twitter does not police content, but rather behavior.
“The real question behind the question is are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoint, and we are not, period,” Dorsey said. “We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior.”
Dorsey then admitted the company’s ideology while maintaining that they were “not adding” their “own bias.” (RELATED: Bill Maher Slams Big Tech Censorship, Goes To Bat For Alex Jones — ‘Everybody Gets To Speak’)
“We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning, and I think it’s important to articulate our bias and to share it with people so that people understand us, but we need to remove all bias from how we act and our policies and our enforcement,” said the Twitter CEO.