Elon Musk Gets Another Vote Of Confidence From Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey: 'Elon Made…The Right Choice'

In a recent interview, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter (now X), expressed his support for Elon Musk's approach to the platform’s policies, days after referring to the social media platform as "freedom technology."

What Happened: Dorsey acknowledged the challenges of maintaining a social media platform while upholding user rights in a recent interview with Pirate Wires.

He commended Musk for his decision to maintain these policies, despite the potential impact on the platform’s business model.

"Elon made a choice, and I think it’s the right choice."

Dorsey also mentioned that Musk’s decision to maintain these policies has led to a decline in the platform’s business, indicating that a different model may be necessary to support these policies.

“You have to build up a lot more than advertising to make that model work. You have to build subscriptions, which Elon is doing. You have to build commerce."

See Also: Elon Musk Was Denied Twitter Board Seat Twice Despite Jack Dorsey’s Attempts: ‘One Of The Reasons I Left’

"You have to base more of your model on these internet primitives that can monetize better than advertising if you’re going to have policies like [Elon's],” said Dorsey.

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Why It Matters: This interview comes amid Dorsey stepping down from the board of Bluesky, a decentralized social media platform he backed.

Dorsey said the board needs a new member who shares the platform’s vision of a user-controlled social network. This decision followed controversy at Block, a company Dorsey co-founded.

Despite his efforts with Bluesky and Nostr, Dorsey continues to face criticism as the “face of censorship” at Twitter 1.0. Dorsey admitted that the advertising-based business model was the “core, critical sin” that led to the censorship problems on Twitter.

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