Skip to comments.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Conservative employees 'donít feel safe to express their opinions'
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 dont think thats 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 dont 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.
Hmmm...we shall see.
Duh! This guy is truly a dumb ass. Glad twitter is slowly dying.
Well, well, well, I wonder why Captain Obvious!?
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.
You're costing your brother Sherlock all KINDS of lost sleep with those awesome detective skills!
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.
“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 dont think thats fair or right,” he added,...”
The smug douchebag is actually bragging. He created that hostile environment.
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.
“broader percentage of leanings within the company”
Must be a typo. I think he meant to say “lemmings”.
ANTIFA is looking for fascism in all the wrong places.
But then they know that.
Well, then change that! fire the liberals who harass normal people.
They should be afraid.
Once leftwads realize you’re not one of them, they do not rest until they feast upon your corpse.
Sounds like many in higher education.
Hmmm... wonder why that statement is difficult to accept at face value...???
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