Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he is stepping down, effective immediately, and will be replaced by the company’s current CTO, Parag Agrawal.
Agrawal has been with the company for over a decade and has served as chief technology officer since 2017.
In a statement, Dorsey said he “decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from the founders,” without providing further details, according to the company. CNBC.
Dorsey said in an email he also shared Twitter that he has been eyeing Agrawal as his replacement “for a while” due to the fact that Agrawal “deeply understands… the company and its needs.”
Of course, as major news outlets weigh the future of Twitter stock when it comes to the news, conservatives have a burning question about the future of a company often accused of being biased. fundamentalist trying to influence the 2020 Election by censoring a story about Hunter Biden’s Laptop.
And I’m sure you, like many, are wondering… is Agrawal the woke up like Dorsey?
The answer, it appears, is yes. So much so.
It didn’t take long for a very agitated tweet from Big Tech’s new CEO to resurface, which gives us an idea of where the company probably won’t break down. progressive bias anytime soon.
In 2010, Agrawal loudly wondered if he should be asked to distinguish between whites and terrorists if no one was willing to distinguish between Muslims and extremists.
Twitter’s New CEO, Ladies and Gentlemen: https://t.co/sgbaeFV5ER
– Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) November 29, 2021
– Price of reason (@priceoreason) November 29, 2021
This is a statement that seems more appropriate for a radical new graduate screaming outside Ben Shapiro lecture rather than coming from a future CEO of one of Silicon Valley’s most formidable companies, especially when you factor in cultural differences in 2010.
Follow Judge Washington, Agrawal explained in a follow-up tweet at the time that he was quoting actor Asif Mandvi, who allegedly made the statement as a joke on The Daily Show.
Interesting, both Agrawal and Mandvi be of Indian descent; that is, they moved to the West from a country where religion and national identity are much more closely intertwined than in the United States.
Now in India, Hindu nationalists have enacted the law ban Indians from converting for the sake of marriage, to preventing so-called “love jihad,” in which they claim that Muslim extremists seek to convert unsuspecting Hindus.
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So it’s interesting that these two men will direct their astonishment towards the profile Muslims as their country goes through so much Fear of Islam that has nothing to do with white people.
The unearthed tweet suggests, jokingly or not, that racism is somehow a white matter only, and from two Indian immigrants you’d think you would know for sure. so. In fact, some might call it very racist.
All the same, jokingly or not, the unearthed old tweet did not inspire confidence that Twitter has an alarm-free future ahead:
Here’s Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new CEO and who will decide what kind of speech is allowed on Twitter: https://t.co/W4HYeNSxlf
– Senator Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 29, 2021
Twitter is about to go bad.
Twitter’s new CEO is a proud racist. https://t.co/XR8RYMpDaz
– Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 29, 2021
Perhaps far more concerning than this wildly upbeat past tweet, however, are Agrawal’s more recent comments about First Amendment.
He seems to think that our nation’s longstanding protections for free speech are a bit outdated.
In 2020, Agrawal was asked in an interview about Technology Review How Twitter can balance its noble mission of “fighting misinformation” with protecting freedom of expression.
“Our role is not bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our actions reflect what we believe. will lead to a healthier public conversation,” Agrawal replied. “What we do on this is focus less on thinking about freedom of speech, but about how times have changed.”
“One of the changes today that we see is the ease of speech on the internet. Most people can speak. Where our role is particularly emphasized is who can be heard,” he continued.
“And so our role is increasingly geared towards how we recommend content and sort of, a struggle we’re working on about how we make sure our recommendation systems that we’re building, the way we drive people, he said.
Did you catch it? Agrawal thinks how Twitter can balance being against wrong information and defending free speech is simply deciding whose right to free speech is more important.
In other words, all Twitter users are equal, but some are more equal than others, in a very loose interpretation of George Orwell.
So, will Twitter’s new CEO wake up like Jack Dorsey?
You tell me.
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