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Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Approves Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover

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By Kristin Myers on April 26, 2022 at 4:30 PM EDT

Billionaire Elon Musk has at least one supporter in his corner.

Although many users have announced that they are quitting social media now that the world's richest man has acquired the streaming service for $44 billion dollars, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who stepped down last year, said that handing over control of one of the most social media companies out there is a step in the right direction.

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Dorsey stepped down as Twitter's head in November 2021. He said that he decided to leave the company "because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders." Parag Agrawal, who had previously served as Twitter's chief technology officer, was named the new Twitter CEO.

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Jack Dorsey Says He Doesn't Think Anyone Should Own Twitter

On Monday, Dorsey posted the song “Everything In Its Right Place” by Radiohead shortly after Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter went public.

“I love Twitter,” he wrote. “Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness.”

“The idea and service is all that matters to me, and I will do whatever it takes to protect both,” he wrote. “Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model. Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step.”

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“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter,” he added. “It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.

“Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the right one. This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him,” he went on. “Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path...I believe it with all my heart.”

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He concluded, “I’m so happy Twitter will continue to serve the public conversation. Around the world, and into the stars!”

However, not all users seem as elated as Dorsey to see the Tesla founder taking the reins of the streaming service.

Users Have Mixed Feelings About Elon Musk’s New Twitter Control

One-time gubernatorial candidate Reilly Neill commented, “But, Elon is one of the accounts regularly bullying people on this platform. He recently even made fun of Bill Gates’ pot belly. That may be free speech but it’s mean and lowers the level of productive discourse. The tweet was not flagged or removed. It’s worrisome for many.”

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Writer Laurie Brookins commented, “Enjoy your $978 million, we’ll be over here worrying about the spread of blatant misinformation and the future of democracy, thanks.”

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Daniel Regha commented, “Jack for the sake of all Twitterers I do hope selling the platform doesn't end up being a costly mistake cos Elon has a questionable character & at the moment it's unclear what his motives are for buying Twitter; The fact he fought tooth & nail to buy the platform speaks volumes.”

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