Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday tweeted his approval over billionaire and Telsa CEO Elon Musk, who after a short-lived feud with Twitter’s Board of Directors successfully purchased the Big Tech platform this week, pending SEC approval, in order to restore freedom of speech for its users.
Dorsey’s comments began in a Twitter thread after initially tweeting out a TIDAL link to the song Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead.
“I love Twitter. Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness,” Dorsey said in a subsequent tweet, later explaining that Twitter is his greatest regret because he believed that the Big Tech giant had been “owned by Wall Street” and “the ad model.”
“The idea and service is all that matters to me, and I will do whatever it takes to protect both. Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model. Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step,” Dorsey wrote, seemingly celebrating Musk’s new ownership of the company.
The idea and service is all that matters to me, and I will do whatever it takes to protect both. Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model. Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step.
— jack⚡️ (@jack) April 26, 2022
“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company,” Dorsey continued. “Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”
“Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is ‘maximally trusted and broadly inclusive’ is the right one. This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him,” Dorsey said of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal.
Dorsey thanked both Agrawal and Musk for taking Twitter in a new direction and getting it “out of an impossible situation.”
“Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart,” Dorsey tweeted. “I’m so happy Twitter will continue to serve the public conversation. Around the world, and into the stars!”
Amid an exodus of some hardline, liberal, bluecheck-verified Twitter accounts, radio and television host Alex Jones filed an appeal to reverse the permanent suspension of his Twitter account on Monday, following the news Musk’s successful acquisition of the platform, Valiant News reported.
“Account was suspended in 2018 as part of a widespread attempt to remove me from the internet,” Jones wrote in the appeal description. “Whereas ‘free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy’ – I am requesting that my account be reinstated.”