In what many are calling the “Jack Dorsey redemption arc,” the former Twitter CEO and co-founder called out CNN for falsifying news reports and pushing fake narratives.
While many conservatives view Twitter as a necessary evil — with an emphasis on the word evil — the platform has become a place where conservatives are censored, while the left is free to push radical ideas and even outright falsehoods with almost no repercussions. This includes the media, and especially CNN. Many on the right place the blame for all of this on the creators of these social media platforms, saying that they are responsible for making their algorithms behave in such a way that facilitates this behavior.
Jack Dorsey has been a proponent of censorship of the right, while openly siding with the left on numerous issues and allowing the left-wing media to continue to spread misinformation on his platform. While he is no longer the CEO of Twitter, he still takes a lot of heat for the company’s actions. Now, that seems to be changing, as he has been calling out some of the things that conservatives have been concerned about for a long time.
In a response to CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday, Dorsey asserted that he had seen CNN promoting falsified news reports and pushing narratives, using the example of an incident he personally witnessed during the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, riots.
After Stelter shared a link from the Washington Post accusing Fox News host Tucker Carlson for “selling doubt” to his core audience,” Dorsey fired back.
“And you all are selling hope?” he replied.
His question resulted in a social media frenzy, with several left-wing Twitter users accusing him of defending Carlson.
“Not defending a thing. Holding up a mirror,” Dorsey responded.
The former Twitter CEO later took his criticisms of CNN even further in a reply to a tweet from Miss Universe Iraq Sarah Abdali Idan, responding to the same Twitter thread, who wrote: “Even @CNN sometimes sells false news. I know this from covering Iraq events in 2019. People need to understand every media is prone to either mistakes or deliberate corruption. Do your own investigations before believing what they’re selling you.”
Idan’s comment prompted Dorsey to tweet: “I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*** CNN.’”
Dorsey did not give any details regarding specific incidents that he saw in Ferguson.