Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Jabs the Board as Elon Musk Proposes Takeover

Wednesday - 20/04/2022 13:44
The co-founder of the social-media company is one of the only insiders chiming in on the fate of the company he helped create
Jack Dorsey’s comments have at times seemed to align him with Elon Musk against the social-media company. PHOTO: JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES
Jack Dorsey’s comments have at times seemed to align him with Elon Musk against the social-media company. PHOTO: JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter Inc TWTR -1.25% ▼. has drawn a range of opinions from outsiders to the social-media company, as well as some unexpected input from one very prominent insider: co-founder Jack Dorsey.

In recent days, Mr. Dorsey, who stepped down as the company’s chief executive in November but remains a director, has taken a vague swipe at the board he has long been a part of and seemingly endorsed criticism of a core Twitter TWTR -1.09% ▼ feature that was instituted more than a decade ago when he was chairman.

The comments, which Mr. Dorsey has declined to explain further, have at times seemed to align him with Mr. Musk against the social-media company—an unusual predicament even in a battle that was already among the most unconventional takeover fights in memory.

On Monday, Mr. Dorsey tweeted that he agreed with a user who complained that too many users abuse the retweet button on Twitter, a feature that was launched under his watch. “One click retweets are assault on attention. Wish I could filter by original tweets and quote retweets only,” the user wrote.

That same day, Mr. Dorsey tweeted in reference to Twitter’s board: “it’s consistently been the dysfunction of the company”.

When one person questioned on Twitter how Mr. Dorsey can complain about the board when he ran the company for years, his answer suggested there were explanations he couldn’t share.

He tweeted: “so much to say…but nothing that can be said”.

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Author: Editors Desk

 Keywords: Twitter, Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey

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