• Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool before Congress

    19 days ago - By Chron

    A chill, bearded and nose-ringed Jack Dorsey appeared unflappable as he faced hours of questioning from members of Congress Wednesday on issues as wide-ranging as political bias, hate speech, school safety and election manipulation.
    At 9:30 a.m., he began at the Senate intelligence committee, alongside Facebook's practiced and polished chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and an empty chair in place of the absent Google co-founder Larry Page. In the afternoon, a 1:30 hearing featured a solo Dorsey before the 54-member House Energy and Commerce Committee.
    Dorsey, who meditates regularly...
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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey got grilled by Congress for claims of anti-conservative bias he says just aren't true

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey got grilled by Congress for claims of anti-conservative bias he says just aren't true

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress on Tuesday over election interference and allegations of anti-conservative bias.
    The tech executive has insisted his company is not deliberately discriminating against right-wingers.
    The claims have become a hot topic in conservative circles in recent weeks, and Trump has accused social media firms, without evidence, of interfering in the 2016 election.
    It was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's turn to sit in the political hot seat on Wednesday, as he was forced to defend Twitter from allegations of bias from Republicans even as Democrats decried...
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  • Dorsey: ‘We need to decentralize our workforce out of San Francisco'

    19 days ago - By Washington Post

    In a Sept. 5 Senate hearing, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke about diversity at this company.
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  • In House testimony, Jack Dorsey refutes claims that Twitter's algorithms have anti-conservative bias

    In House testimony, Jack Dorsey refutes claims that Twitter's algorithms have anti-conservative bias

    20 days ago - By Venture Beat

    A hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday quickly dovetailed into squabbling about whether or not Twitter is biased against conservatives. While Wednesday's hearing was called in order to question Dorsey on Twitter's responsibility to be transparent about its algorithms and other decision-...
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  • Twitter agrees to abuse transparency reports, civil rights audit

    Twitter agrees to abuse transparency reports, civil rights audit

    20 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    A meek and quiet “no” was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's refrain as he responded to an onslaught of questions from House Energy Committee Republicans about whether his service shadowbans or is biased against conservatives. A few Democrats like Rep Sarbanes accurately pointed out that the whole point of the hearing was to “work the ref” in an attempt to badger Twitter into an overcorrection that would promote conservatives and make it tougher to enforce its policies against right-wing trolls and conspiracy theorists.
    Before the start of the hearing, Dorsey laid out data that showed Democrat an...
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  • Congressman: ‘Here's an ad for cocaine on Twitter'

    20 days ago - By Washington Post

    Rep. David B. McKinley presented a tweet that appeared to sell illegal drugs at a Sept. 5 House hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
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  • Here's Ashton Kutcher's advice to Jack Dorsey

    Here's Ashton Kutcher's advice to Jack Dorsey

    20 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    It might feel like ancient internet history, but Ashton Kutcher was the first person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter back in 2009. Effie Epstein and Kutcher came to Disrupt to talk about their investment firm Sound Ventures. And Jordan Crook took a minute to ask Kutcher if he had any advice for Twitter.
    While Kutcher is better known for his Hollywood career, he's been active in the tech community for many years. He has invested in many successful companies, including Airbnb. And as an early power user of Twitter, he obviously has a lot of thoughts on the platform as it is today.
    “I...
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  • Congressman shuts down far-right protester during Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's testimony by speaking like an auctioneer

    Congressman shuts down far-right protester during Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's testimony by speaking like an auctioneer

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    During a House hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a protester interrupted and began yelling from the back of the crowd.
    Missouri congressman Billy Long, who was an auctioneer in Missouri for more than 30 years, began speaking like an auctioneer to drown her out as she was escorted out of the room.
    The protester was identified as Laura Loomer, a far-right figure who was banned from Uber and Lyft for racist, anti-Muslim tweets, and who was un-verified from Twitter last year.
    After a protester interrupted the House hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Missouri representative Billy Long...
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