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In Stunning Admission, Jack Dorsey Acknowledges Twitter's "Left-Leaning" Bias

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted to CNN's Brian Stelter on Saturday what has been obvious for some time; Twitter employees have "more left-leaning" bias. And while that's not exactly a shocker, Dorsey waxed eloquent about the company's responsibilities, suggesting they operate in a neutral manner and not "according to political ideology or viewpoints."

"We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is...is more left-leaning," said Dorsey.


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And recall in July 2016 that gay conservative Milo Yiannapoulos was permanently banned from Twitter for calling Ghost Busters reboot star Leslie Jones "barely literate," and tweeting "If at first you don't succeed (because your work is terrible), play the victim."

Jones complained, and *poof* - Milo was banished forever from the platform. Ghostbusters, meanwhile, lost $70 million and has a user-review score of 26% on Metacritic.

Peter Fonda, meanwhile, suggested in June that Barron Trump, the 12-year-old son of the President, be placed "in a cage with pedophiles" during a national conversation about separating migrant children from their families (which Obama did, a lot). Fonda got to issue a "just kidding, sorry" apology while keeping his (verified) account.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-19/shocking-admission-jack-dorsey-admits-twitters-left-leaning-bias



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I mean it was pretty obvious without him saying anything



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So he admitted it (We all know this is true for just about every social media platform), but will he do anything about it? He seemed to have put a lot of blame on their employees who are clearly abusing the platform from what I see, and he himself is a neutral person for politics, just the employees aren't. Fire them all 1 by 1 maybe is the best option.



TheBird said:
So he admitted it (We all know this is true for just about every social media platform), but will he do anything about it? He seemed to have put a lot of blame on their employees who are clearly abusing the platform from what I see, and he himself is a neutral person for politics, just the employees aren't. Fire them all 1 by 1 maybe is the best option.

Wasn't it recently decided by the Supreme Court that business owners have the right to act upon their own values? Shouldn't we be supportive of this man of running his business the way his ideology tells him to do it? We should be fighting for his god given right to exercise his leftist agenda.



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I mean it was pretty obvious from their focus on Open Source. But I don't get how that's bad. Everyone is somehow biased but they've done a pretty good job so far trying to not be partial.



PwerlvlAmy said:
I mean it was pretty obvious without him saying anything

It wasn't obvious to many... I had arguments trying to demonstrate the bias and got labelled as a conspiracist



Isn't it the case that any levelheaded person will be categorized as left-leaning?



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RenCutypoison said:
I mean it was pretty obvious from their focus on Open Source. But I don't get how that's bad. Everyone is somehow biased but they've done a pretty good job so far trying to not be partial.

I'm sure that a lot of the right wing media is going to jump on this like a possum on roadkill but, in all honesty, this is pretty darn admirable.  It's an attempt at being transparent, which is counter to most media outlets, where they stick to an agenda while trying to convince everyone that they're unbiased.  I mean, Fox News used the slogan, "Fair and Balanced," for years.

It would be awesome if more companies did this.



LurkerJ said:
PwerlvlAmy said:
I mean it was pretty obvious without him saying anything

It wasn't obvious to many... I had arguments trying to demonstrate the bias and got labelled as a conspiracist

Yeah that's how it  goes. That's actually a nicer insult than some people usually get though. 



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