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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Conservative employees 'donít feel safe to express their opinions'
The Hill ^ | 09/16/18 | Megan Keller

Posted on 09/16/2018 2:38:46 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says in a new interview that his company's conservative employees are afraid to express their opinions.

"We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, they don't feel safe to express their opinions at the company," Dorsey told Recode in an interview published Friday.

"They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right," he added, though he did not specify to what extent or how many of Twitter's conservative employees felt unable to voice their opinions.

"We should make sure that everyone feels safe to express themselves within the company, no matter where they come from and what their background is," he said.

Dorsey admitted last month that Twitter has a left-leaning bias.

Dorsey's comments come as tech companies face accusations of being biased against conservative viewpoints.

Late last month, senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige wrote that the company is "intolerant of different views" and that "employees are afraid to disagree with the political climate."

Conservatives lawmakers have also accused social media companies like Twitter and Facebook of silencing conservative speech on their platforms. Earlier this month, House Republicans grilled Dorsey during a hearing on alleged bias against conservatives in social media, ending an hours-long day of testimony.

“I want to start by making something clear: we don’t consider political viewpoints, perspectives, or party affiliation in any of our policies or enforcement decisions. Period. Impartiality is our guiding principle,” Dorsey said, reading his statement from his phone.

Dorsey promised that Twitter would work to test for inadvertently biased algorithms before implementing them.


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1 posted on 09/16/2018 2:38:46 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Hmmm...we shall see.


2 posted on 09/16/2018 2:40:34 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: yesthatjallen

Duh! This guy is truly a dumb ass. Glad twitter is slowly dying.


3 posted on 09/16/2018 2:40:45 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (If I knew when I was going to need my gun, I wouldn't need my gun.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Related article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3687637/posts


4 posted on 09/16/2018 2:45:34 PM PDT by upchuck (As we head to the midterms, please (re)read Confessions of Congressman X - tinyurl.com/congressmanx)
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To: yesthatjallen

Well, well, well, I wonder why Captain Obvious!?


5 posted on 09/16/2018 2:45:35 PM PDT by cranked
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To: yesthatjallen

Hard to tell if Jack (Rabbit Ears) Dorsey is bragging or complaining. I think he likes having his digital foot on the neck of conservative employees and cannot help himself but to crow about it publicly.


6 posted on 09/16/2018 2:46:53 PM PDT by lee martell (AT)
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To: yesthatjallen
Hey Mycroft,

You're costing your brother Sherlock all KINDS of lost sleep with those awesome detective skills!

7 posted on 09/16/2018 2:48:17 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: yesthatjallen
"They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right," he added, though he did not specify to what extent or how many of Twitter's conservative employees felt unable to voice their opinions.

As an engineer of many years in Silicone Valley I can assure everyone its not because of the "broader percentage of leanings within the company". Its because of the kind of thing that happened to James Demore and Brendan Eich. There were plenty of us that would speak out even though we were a minority in the old days. Not anymore. We like having big paychecks.

8 posted on 09/16/2018 2:48:59 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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“Dorsey told Recode in an interview published Friday. “They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right,” he added,...”
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The smug douchebag is actually bragging. He created that hostile environment.


9 posted on 09/16/2018 2:50:29 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: yesthatjallen

I bet all three conservative people that work at google feel the same way. Oh I forgot they fired one of the conservatives so both of the conservatives.


10 posted on 09/16/2018 2:51:03 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Grimmy

“broader percentage of leanings within the company”

Must be a typo. I think he meant to say “lemmings”.


11 posted on 09/16/2018 2:53:27 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy (S)
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To: yesthatjallen

#MeToo

12 posted on 09/16/2018 2:54:37 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: yesthatjallen

ANTIFA is looking for fascism in all the wrong places.

But then they know that.


13 posted on 09/16/2018 2:55:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 $215.71 from 50% increase in 1.2183 yrs)
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To: yesthatjallen

Well, then change that! fire the liberals who harass normal people.


14 posted on 09/16/2018 2:58:14 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Cynicism is the only refuge in a world that is determined to eliminate itself.)
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To: yesthatjallen

They should be afraid.

Once leftwads realize you’re not one of them, they do not rest until they feast upon your corpse.


15 posted on 09/16/2018 3:18:33 PM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: yesthatjallen

bookmark


16 posted on 09/16/2018 4:49:40 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: dsc

Sounds like many in higher education.


17 posted on 09/16/2018 6:02:42 PM PDT by wally_bert (Terrific! Terrific? Harve Nyquist never ordered any radials.)
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To: AndyTheBear; yesthatjallen
"As an engineer of many years in Silicone Valley... "

Hmmm... wonder why that statement is difficult to accept at face value...???

TXnMA
 

18 posted on 09/17/2018 12:03:36 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias. "Islam": Satan's invading army. "Muslims": Satan's useful idiots.)
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