(RoyalPatriot.com )- On Monday, Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down as the company’s board announced Parag Agrawal had been unanimously chosen as Twitter’s new chief executive.
Some conservatives celebrated the news that their nemesis Dorsey was leaving Twitter. But the reality is, Dorsey’s replacement will not change Twitter’s anti-Free Speech stance. Parag Agrawal may even make it worse.
This is definitely a case of “better the devil you know.”
Agrawal, who until yesterday was Twitter’s chief technology officer, said in an interview just last year that Twitter should not be “bound by the First Amendment.” He believed Twitter’s role “is to serve a healthy public conversation,” and to “focus less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how the times have changed.”
Does that sound like someone who will promote an open marketplace of ideas?
Agrawal was previously in charge of Twitter’s BlueSky project which, in part, included addressing “misinformation” on social media. In reality, this campaign against “misinformation” was weaponized against conservatives and deployed to prevent certain stories or narratives from getting disseminated. The most notable example was the New York Post’s October 2020 bombshell report about Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.
In that 2020 interview, Agrawal had a tough time even explaining what “misinformation” is, saying “defining misinformation is really, really hard.” Agrawal said, “As we learn through time, our understanding of truth also evolves.”
Addressing “misinformation,” Agrawal explained, wasn’t about trying to “adjudicate truth,” instead, Twitter would focus on the “potential for harm” from certain content.
Does that sound like “misinformation” to you? But it explains why, despite the Hunter Biden laptop story being “true,” Twitter blocked it from being shared. It had the potential to cause harm to Joe Biden’s presidential election.
Conservatives will quickly realize that, rather than being Public Enemy Number One, Jack Dorsey may have been a stabilizing force at Twitter. Without him there, the radical Leftists who inhabit that company will have no check on their worst instincts.
Though he is no longer CEO, Jack Dorsey will remain on Twitter’s board of directors until his term expires at the 2022 annual meeting.