not sure anyone has heard but,— jack?? (@jack) November 29, 2021
I resigned from Twitter pic.twitter.com/G5tUkSSxkl
In an interview last year, the incoming CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal, made it clear that free speech is not a priority for the company, and that his platform would not be “bound” by the First Amendment. https://t.co/Ng9kV2g07c— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 29, 2021
Parag Agrawal is now the CEO of Twitter.— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) November 29, 2021
The guy who said “Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment… focus[ing] less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how the times have changed.” pic.twitter.com/eNpVfCtkEr
Jack Dorsey’s resignation from Twitter is another step toward the demise of liberal norms.
The new CEO, Parag Agrawal, doesn’t want to be bound by the First Amendment and wants to move on from free speech because, you know, times have changed. The inevitable result of this is going to be even more censorship to foster a “healthier public conversation” which means catering more to the feelings of Twitter employees who are progressive activists who are around 6% of the population.
Ultimately, none of this matters for three important reasons. We’ve already been censored on Twitter and there isn’t much more that can be done on that front. Censorship hasn’t worked as a deradicalization strategy. Most importantly, Twitter was never the real world anyway and was always an elite chat room and most people were never spending enormous amounts of their time there.
If Twitter is going to be censored to foster a “healthier public conversation” anyway, the question is who is going to be doing the censoring and whose social vision should be promoted. I don’t see any reason why our side should still be clinging to one sided liberal norms. The government should start censoring Twitter and other social media platforms in order to promote our values and silence progressives.