Jack Dorsey, founder and former CEO of Twitter, praised Elon Musk's purchase of the platform on Monday, saying that "Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness."
After the news was announced that Musk and the Twitter board had reached a deal, Dorsey shared a Radiohead song called "Everything In Its Right Place," saying "I love Twitter. Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness."
Dorsey said that the "idea and service" is what really matters to him, and that he will "do whatever it takes to protect both."
"Twitter as a company," he said, "has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret." Dorsey has, at times, seemed beleaguered by the company he created, which took on a life bigger than just the platform.
Twitter is an incubator for global ideas. Twitter is a place where concepts and meaning are formed and forged among a large group of people, many of whom have influence in media.
While Dorsey said that he doesn't "believe anyone should own or run Twitter," he also said that Musk's plan of taking the public company private "is the correct first step." He also took aim at the "ad model" that has been used on Twitter to generate revenue.
"Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is 'maximally trusted and broadly inclusive' is the right one," Dorsey said.
"This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him," Dorsey remarked of the current CEO, who took over from Dorsey in the fall. Agrawal has said that the platform is not beholden to the First Amendment, however, which created concern among those who would uphold it above all else, especially in matter so speech and discourse.
"Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path...I believe it with all my heart," Dorsey said.
Elon Musk, a free speech absolutist, has promised to allow more discussion, less banning, and more openness on the platform.
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