Jack Dorsey

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Controversy Widens Over NY Post Story on Bidens

Senate panel plans to subpoena Twitter CEO over restrictions on story

(Newser) - The controversy over a New York Post story about Joe and Hunter Biden is apparently not going to fade quickly. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote next week to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the site's decision to restrict tweets and retweets about the story, reports the... More »

Twitter in 'Very Early Phases' of Building Subscription Model

Jack Dorsey says test version will be out this year

(Newser) - With ad revenues down sharply, Twitter is looking at another way of making money: getting people to pay for using Twitter. CEO Jack Dorsey says the company is in the "very, very early phases of exploring" a subscription plan for the social media site and will likely launch a... More »

Twitter CEO Announces New Company Holiday 'Forevermore'

Jack Dorsey says Twitter will make Juneteenth an official company holiday for US workers

(Newser) - As company after company puts out ads and sends out emails expressing their support for black Americans in the wake of the killing of George Floyd , Forbes notes that some, especially in the tech world, have been slammed for being all talk, no action. Twitter is looking to separate itself... More »

Please, Jack, Pull the Plug on Trump

Maureen Dowd wants Twitter CEO to take away the president's 140-character bully pulpit

(Newser) - Calling the president of the United States and Twitter "a match made in hell," Maureen Dowd is calling for Jack Dorsey to "pull the plug on" President Trump's account. "You could answer the existential question of whether @realDonaldTrump even exists if he doesn’t exist... More »

Chinese Spokesman Now Has a Label on His Tweets

'Get the facts' caution is the same message added to Trump's posts

(Newser) - More than two months after it was posted, an accusation by a Chinese government spokesman has received a "Get the facts" label from Twitter—the same caution that was added to a couple of President Trump's tweets this week. Zhao Lijian of the foreign ministry had tweeted , "... More »

Trump's Next Move in Twitter War: Executive Order

Though it's not clear how much authority POTUS has to regulate social media

(Newser) - President Trump's feud with Twitter continues. The latest: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday night that the POTUS will soon sign an executive order aimed at social media companies, the AP reports. White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah said the move would come Thursday, but... More »

Widower of Scarborough Aide Asks Twitter to Act on Trump

Timothy Klausutis wants president's murder conspiracy tweets deleted

(Newser) - The widower of a former congressional staffer of Joe Scarborough has gone directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey with a plea: Delete President Trump's conspiracy theories suggesting that Scarborough killed his wife. Trump has been pushing the idea hard of late that Scarborough, now at MSNBC, played a role... More »

Jack Dorsey Spends Big on Universal Basic Income

Twitter CEO donates $5M to be distributed through Andrew Yang's program

(Newser) - Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and Square, is donating $5 million to the nonprofit created by Andrew Yang to make the case for a universal basic income in America. Dorsey, a donor to the former Democratic presidential candidate's campaign, announced the donation to Humanity Forward while appearing... More »

Twitter: Our Employees Never Have to Go Back to the Office

So long as they have a job that can be done remotely

(Newser) - It's pajama pants forever for Twitter employees—should they want that life. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday told his workforce that they will be permitted to work from home forever, with the exception of those jobs that can't be done remotely, like server maintenance. A rep speaking... More »

Twitter Founder Is Giving $1B to Fight Coronavirus

Dorsey says it's 28% of his wealth

(Newser) - Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he is donating more than a quarter of his considerable wealth to help the fight against COVID-19. In a tweet Tuesday, Dorsey, who also founded and leads payment app company Square, said he is giving $1 billion in Square equity to the Start... More »

Twitter CEO: I Skip Breakfast, Lunch Every Day

Jack Dorsey talks more on his intermittent fasting habits, disputes rumor on his sauna/ice bath habit

(Newser) - People have a lot of questions about Twitter, and about CEO Jack Dorsey in particular, and on Tuesday, the 43-year-old social media leader tried to answer some of them. Wired has the video interview , and one of the questions that came in via the platform he oversees wanted to know... More »

Twitter CEO After Tour: I'm Moving to Africa

Jack Dorsey will spend up to half of 2020 on the continent

(Newser) - Jack Dorsey is moving to Africa. The Twitter and Square CEO announced his plan in a Wednesday tweet after wrapping up a nearly three-week tour of the continent, with stops in Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa. "Sad to be leaving the continent...for now," he wrote, adding,... More »

Sacha Baron Cohen Calls Out the 'Silicon Six'

He says Zuckerberg, 5 other tech execs hold too much sway over world's information

(Newser) - Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen made a lot of headlines last week when he used a speech before the Anti-Defamation League to call out Mark Zuckerberg for allowing bigots to spread lies and hateful propaganda on Facebook. In a new Washington Post op-ed adapted from the same speech, Cohen again... More »

Twitter Making a Big Move on Political Ads

Social media company is banning them starting November 22

(Newser) - Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages, the AP reports. "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can... More »

Hackers Take Control of Jack Dorsey's Twitter Account

Attack raises fears about security of president's account

(Newser) - The series of offensive tweets coming from Jack Dorsey on Friday afternoon weren't, of course, from Jack Dorsey. A group of hackers had taken over the Twitter account of the company's co-founder and chief executive, the Guardian reports. The attack lasted no more than 30 minutes, Twitter said,... More »

Ted Cruz Mocked After Warning on Space Pirate Threat

MSNBC's Chris Hayes called Cruz's follow-up tweet the 'saddest tweet I've ever seen'

(Newser) - It wasn't exactly the Gettysburg Address, but a speech Ted Cruz made at a recent Senate panel meeting certainly caught the internet's attention. "Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne... More »

Trump Accuses Twitter of Bias, Meets With CEO Hours Later

Jack Dorsey met with POTUS at Trump's invitation

(Newser) - During President Trump's latest Twitter rampage early Tuesday, he accused the social media platform of being biased against conservatives. Within hours, he was praising Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after meeting with him personally. The details:
  • Trump's first tweets: "'The best thing ever to happen to Twitter
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Twitter CEO Getting Majorly Blasted Over Meditation Retreat

Jack Dorsey's Twitter thread about Myanmar is being called tone deaf

(Newser) - Jack Dorsey is under serious fire on his own platform thanks to some ill-advised tweets about his birthday present to himself. The Twitter CEO traveled to Myanmar to enjoy a 10-day silent meditation, and he shared all about it in what many are calling a tone deaf series of tweets.... More »

Twitter CEO's Heart Rate Tweet Reveals a Surprise

Jack Dorsey's resting rate is close to that of a trained athlete

(Newser) - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has a novel way to prove that he took his testimony before two congressional panels on Wednesday seriously. Afterward, he tweeted a screenshot of his heart rate from his Apple Watch, reports Business Insider . The stats show that the 41-year-old's rate spiked from a resting... More »

Empty Chair Says It All: Senate Is Annoyed With Google

Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee

(Newser) - Facebook and Twitter executives, defending their companies on Capitol Hill, said Wednesday they're aggressively trying to root out foreign interests seeking to sow divisions in American democracy as the November elections near. Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate... More »

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