Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Company Bias 'Left-Leaning' but Enforcement Is Fair

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Company Bias 'Left-Leaning' but Enforcement Is Fair

Dorsey insists that any biases at Twitter don't affect the work the company carries out.

Dorsey said Sunday that Twitter does not proactively police content on the service.

A recent controversy over shadow-banning, which is the practice of systematically reducing the visibility of certain users' posts, has dogged Twitter while Dorsey has tried to convince conservatives the site's policies are not biased.

People's growing fear of tech giants: "We realize that more and more people have fear of companies like ours", Dorsey said, citing the "perceived power that companies like ours have over how they live and even think every single day".

He explained that Twitter's definition of "shadow banning" is "hiding tweets from everyone without that person [who published the tweet] knowing about it".

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Accusations of shadow banning conservative voices: "I think the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints?"

Dorsey told CNN in an interview that aired on Saturday that he "fully admit [s]" that Twitter employees tend to share a more left-leaning bias and that he hasn't done enough when it comes "being open about our own personal views". "We need to remove all bias from how we act and our policies and our enforcement and our tools".

Those on the left have criticized the platform for not being tough enough on right-wing provocateurs like conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Dorsey said Jones was suspended not for his political views but for inciting violence. "We are not. Period", Dorsey claimed during the interview, which took place on Friday. The week-long suspension came after Google, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify all removed a large part of InfoWars' media from their platforms.

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