Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey gave the nod to Elon Musk in a series of tweets, among which he said the mind behind SpaceX is “the singular solution” he trusts to keep the social network extending “the light of consciousness.”
Dorsey started his thread by posting the Radiohead track titled ‘Everything In Its Right Place,’ a clear reference to how he feels about his friend Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. “I love Twitter,” he continued. “Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness.”
The former CEO said that the Twitter project “is all that matters to me” and that he is willing to do whatever it takes to protect it. He also confessed that his “biggest regret” is having allowed it to become an “ad model” company at the hands of Wall Street, which is why he considers it “the correct first step” that it is back in the hands of one man.
“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter,” Dorsey clarified in a follow-up tweet. “It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”
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Citing Musk’s words about his intentions for the social network, Dorsey said that his purpose of creating a “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” platform is the right one, and indicated that for that very reason he chose Parag Agrawal as his successor as CEO.
In his view, Musk and Agrawal got Twitter out of “an impossible situation,” and he believes the company is now on “the right path.”
“I’m so happy Twitter will continue to serve the public conversation,” Dorsey concluded. “Around the world, and into the stars!”
In late March, Elon Musk polled his followers on Twitter’s role as a “public town square” and surveyed them on the platform’s commitment to free speech. In a matter of weeks, Musk went from being just another user to the sole owner.