Twitter Employees Bully CEO Into Overhaul Of “Hate Speech” Rules
Why is it a terrible idea to staff your company with emotionally sensitive, self-indulgent millennials?
Twitter employees staged a revolt after CEO Jack Dorsey’s decision to not have the micro-blogging platform join in lockstep with the Silicon Valley giants that banded together to ban the controversial host Alex Jones.
In a clearly coordinated move that was executed with blitzkrieg precision, Jones was not only censored but deplatformed by Facebook, YouTube, Apples iTunes store, Spotify and several others including commenting service Disqus.
But not Twitter and while Dorsey’s initial refusal to similarly silence Jones was a rare show of nonconformity, it wasn’t long before the mob bent him to its will and it was his own employees who led the way with an uprising against their boss.
Now Dorsey is hoisting the white flag of surrender only two days after he made the commendable move to be interviewed by conservative Sean Hannity which didn’t sit well with The Resistance.
Twitter is now going to be a part of the Borg with a revamping of ‘hate speech’ rules which with the totalitarian left mean just about everything that they don’t agree with.
According to The Daily Caller, “Twitter Plans ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown After Backlash From Upset Employees”:
Twitter is planning to accelerate changes to the company’s speech policies after a backlash from its own employees who want the company to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, responding to a critical tweet from a Twitter engineer, said Wednesday he is “not happy” with Twitter’s current policies, which he said need to “evolve.”
Twitter vice president Del Harvey also sent a company-wide email Wednesday pledging to accelerate Twitter’s efforts to crack down on “dehumanizing hate speech,” in the wake of internal “conversations” about Jones.
Harvey noted that Twitter also plans to evaluate whether the company needs to better police “off-platform behavior.”
Dorsey explained Tuesday why Twitter has yet to follow Facebook, Google and Apple’s lead by banning Jones: “he hasn’t violated our rules.”
“If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that’s constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction,” Dorsey tweeted. “That’s not us.”
Dorsey’s explanation angered some of his employees, who demanded the CEO do more to regulate speech on the platform.
“There is no honor in resisting ‘outside pressure’, just to pat ourselves on the back for being ‘impartial,’” Twitter engineer Marina Zhao replied, adding: “Twitter does not exist in a vacuum, and it is wrong to ignore the serious real-world harm, and to equate that with political viewpoints.”
These are perilous times that we live in and the employee cited in the article is not an outlier but rather the authoritarianism of the hive mind that has embraced the rigid ideological dogma of forced diversity.
It’s also a sad commentary on how pushy and clueless and coddled millennials – who are embracing socialism and communism in alarming numbers – are able to band together and bend a billionaire like Dorsey to do their bidding.
Some of those employees also likely violated policy by leaking this to the media but don’t expect any disciplinary action to be meted out, that’s not the way that they roll in Silicon Valley.
Sucks for @jack, now he knows what Victor Von Frankenstein must have felt like after his creation turned on him.
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