Jack Dorsey is closing the door on the possibility that he will return as CEO of Twitter after completing Tesla boss Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition.
“No, I will never be CEO again,” Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday in response to a comment from YouTuber Charles Wiend, who predicted that Musk would “just ask @jack to be CEO of Twitter.”
Other Twitter users lobbied for Dorsey, the co-founder of the social-networking giant, who has expressed his support for Musk to reconsider his acquisition of the company, but the cynical executive responded: “No, it’s time to roll the dice again.” It’s time.”
When a Twitter user asked Dorsey who should take over as Twitter’s CEO, he replied: “Ultimately none.”
Dorsey has said in the past that he views Twitter as a public good and should not be run as a corporation.
“In theory, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company,” he tweeted last month.
Dorsey on Wednesday backed Musk’s suggestion that chronological tweets should be prioritized to promote posts according to algorithmic preference.
“The chronological tweets look much better than the ‘algorithm’ suggests,” Musk tweeted.
In a follow-up post, he wrote: “Tap on the stars in the top right of the screen to go back chronologically.”
Dorsey responded to Musk, writing: “That’s the way it is, however good at surfacing algorithmic stuff, otherwise you miss out on not scrolling.”
He called it “reverse crone”. [is] Best for live and breaking events. Dorsey said that the “most important thing is to have likes.”
Dorsey tweeted: “Ideally being able to choose which ego you want to use…”
Musk and Dorsey are on friendly terms. Their relationship ignited speculation that Musk would ask to reappoint Dorsey to the CEO position after the deal was expected to close in October.
Dorsey tweeted on Tuesday that he agreed with Musk’s assessment that it was Twitter’s fault to ban Donald Trump.
Dorsey was CEO when Twitter removed Trump from the platform following the events of January 6, 2021 – when the then-president was accused of inciting a mob sabotaging the US Capitol in an attempt to obstruct the authentication of Joe Biden’s election victory had gone.
Dorsey, who still owns shares of the company, also said he agreed with another user who tweeted that “acting as a “gatekeeper of political discourse” for “a handful of social media companies”. short-sighted”.
“It was a business decision, it shouldn’t have been,” Dorsey wrote of Trump’s ban, believing that “permanent sanctions of individuals are outright wrong.”
He also responded to another comment about Trump’s ban that “businesses shouldn’t make these decisions.”
“I am saying that the corporation should not have made this decision in the first place. [N]For something as important as a public conversation,” Dorsey wrote.
His argument found widespread support, with many saying he should have realized the error as head of the company.
Once Musk officially acquired Twitter, Dorsey walked away with a payout of nearly $1 billion for his block of shares.