Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was roundly ripped on his own platform for posting a tweet early Sunday morning that seemed to be making fun of rival network Parler’s deplatforming.
After Parler’s popularity grew following the deactivation of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account and a massive purge of other conservative accounts, both Apple and Google banned the Parler app from their platforms on Saturday, and Amazon announced that it would terminate hosting services at the end of the day Sunday.
Dorsey seemed to mock Parler’s replacement at the top of the app listings by Signal, an app frequently endorsed by Dorsey, tweeting a heart emoji above a screengrab of the top spot.
— jack (@jack) January 10, 2021
Dorsey’s tweet led to some strong reaction from conservatives still on his platform. (RELATED: REPORT: Secret Service Aware Of Lin Wood’s Threats Against Pence On Parler)
holy shit this is an evil tweet
Signal only hit number 1 because Apple, concert with other big tech companies, nuked their competition https://t.co/LJqew0Z9z7
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) January 10, 2021
— Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue) January 10, 2021
Seems strange to brag about the Apple Store literally deleting your competition https://t.co/UeyuSjphoF
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) January 10, 2021
He’s literally bragging about this. Absolutely unreal. https://t.co/bz23TcEgog
— Caleb Hull (I’m With the CCP Don’t Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) January 10, 2021
Fuck you. https://t.co/QctcMmKacU
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) January 10, 2021
Turns out Jack is the very thing that he spent hours trying to convince Poole and Rogan that he wasn’t.
I’m shocked I tell you, shocked. https://t.co/tAJ1bju8sm
— Speech God????????????????????????????????️???? (@CountDankulaTV) January 10, 2021
Cute to mock that Parler was top in the app store before it was removed…
Rubbing antitrust collusion in everyone’s faces because you know it’ll never be investigated under a Biden administration.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 10, 2021
You are a pathetic weasel. Please unfollow me before you ban me.
Oh, and it’ll come for you too one day. Read history instead of micro dosing all day.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 10, 2021
Correction: This story has corrected Twitter’s relationship with Signal.