The Big Tech censors are in big trouble.
Elon Musk is promising to make Twitter a free-speech haven.
And now, one of the most prominent Big Tech leaders just came out as an Elon Musk supporter.
Jack Dorsey has been the odd duck among Big Tech liberals for a long time. He has never quite seemed to fit in with the Zuckerbergs and Tim Cooks of the world.
For one, Dorsey’s views do not seem to be fully in line with his establishment liberal peers in the tech industry.
In fact, just last year he tweeted a link to a book by Murray Rothbard – a right-wing libertarian economist.
He has pushed Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at the same time the Biden administration has tried to regulate and shut them down.
And on top of that, Dorsey has been working on a long-term project to make social media open-source, which means the algorithms that are used to promote certain posts or downgrade other posts would be made public.
If that project succeeded, Twitter and other companies wouldn’t be able to operate in secrecy anymore. Their Left-wing employees would no longer be able to just shadow-ban anyone they wanted to with no accountability.
These all sound like great ideas.
And now, Dorsey has come out in support of Elon Musk, who just bought Twitter under the promise of making it more friendly for free speech.
“Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness,” Dorsey tweeted after the sale was announced.
“Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is ‘maximally trusted and broadly inclusive’ is the right one.”
“This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.”
This came days after Dorsey had attacked Brian Stelter and CNN for reporting fake information during the Ferguson riots. It is clear that he is not interested in being pigeonholed in a Left-wing box, and he doesn’t want Twitter to be either.
Now, some might wonder why Dorsey allowed so much censorship to happen when he was CEO.
That is an important question, and one he will certainly have to answer for. However, there may be a simple legal reason why he allowed this to take place – he was required to.
As CEO of a publicly-traded company, Dorsey had what is known as a “fiduciary responsibility” to his shareholders.
If the shareholders believed censorship was the best financial decision for the company, Dorsey had to purse it, otherwise he could be sued for an incredible amount of money.
Now that Musk has taken Twitter private, however, that “fiduciary responsibility” is no longer there. If Musk wants to make it a free-speech paradise, he can do that.
Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a conservative revolution against Big Tech censorship.
Other independent-minded people with resources, like Peter Thiel, will need to step up and take similar steps to what Musk just did.
And ordinary conservatives need to make it clear that their business will go to companies that respect them – not companies that hate them.