Twitter CEO's statement becomes controversial

Twitter CEO's statement becomes controversial

Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey has said that the employees working for the micro-blogging site are more left-leaning.  The statement has drawn severe flak, especially from those who identify themselves as Right-wingers.  This controversial statement came in the wake of US President Trump saying that Twitter often resorts to “shadow banning” of conservative voices.  And Trump is not wrong.  

Anti-Jack outrage has come from across the world.  In India, pro-BJP voices have pooh-poohed the Twitter co-founder for openly admitting to tolerating bias.  They are of the view that many Right-wing accounts have been suspended on the pretext of not respecting Twitter guidelines. On the other hand, they say, Leftists preaching hatred have been excused.  

Maya Kosoff, a Vanity Fair columnist said, "In admitting to his “left-leaning” bias, Jack Dorsey effectively handed conservatives more ammunition in their ongoing bad-faith "censorship" crusade, perpetuating the cycle that forces him to continually tiptoe around them"