Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey quarreled Sunday night over Twitter mission becoming the “most accurate source of information” and rebranding its Birdwatch feature – a name the new owner said gave it “the crawl”.
He started swinging hot back and forth as he started holding Announced in a tweet“Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information around the world. This is our mission.”
“Exact to whom?” Dorsey’s replyCo-founder and former CEO of the social network, which Musk bought for $44 billion.
“According to people’s judgment on Twitter via Community Notes (formerly Birdwatch),” musk booksreferring to the feature that allows users to add notes to Tweets they find misleading.
Dorsey, who stepped down as CEO a year ago, then took over the new name.
“I still think…Birdwatch is a much better name. And ‘more informative’ is a much better target,” he wrote.
“Bird’s watch gives me crawling,” Musk replied.
“There are far too many groups of birds battling each other inwardly on Twitter. Angry Birds,” Musk added, using the name of the popular video game to seemingly refer to the infighting on Twitter.
“I agree, but that wasn’t a reason for the name. Descriptive description is always better, but don’t think ‘community’ or ‘notes’ is the right description,” Dorsey wrote again.
The sparring between the two tech poles came shortly after The Post story ran About how Twitter employees — many of whom were fired by Musk on Friday — hate Dorsey.
“Jack hated Twitter,” a source told the newspaper. “They blame Jack for what happened with Elon taking over the company. Parag [Agrawal, the recently-ousted head of Twitter] And the board thinks he’s a really bad character.”
Dorsey admitted on Saturday that many employees are “angry” at him.
“People on Twitter past and present are strong and resilient,” Dorsey chirp Early Saturday.
“They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment is. I realize that many are angry with me. I take responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company so fast. I apologize for that,” he wrote.
“I am grateful to everyone who has worked on Twitter and loved it,” Dorsey added. “I don’t expect it to be reciprocal at this moment…or never…and I understand,” Dorsey added.
Dorsey recently launched a social media company called the sky is blueIt is a decentralized platform that promises to give users and developers more autonomy.
Meanwhile, Twitter is delaying the distribution of blue check marks as part of its new $8 per month subscription service until after Tuesday’s election, The Guardian reports. to the New York Times.
Musk cut Twitter’s workforce Friday to achieve financial stability, saying in a tweet that he had no choice because the company was losing $4 million every day — but in an embarrassing swing, she reportedly appealed to some of those workers to get their old jobs back over the weekend. .
Dozens of laid-off employees were asked again because some were mistakenly fired and others were terminated before management realized their work and expertise were of potential value to help build new features Musk wanted for the site, according to a Bloomberg report. About 3,700 workers lost their jobs on Friday.
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