HomeNewsTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives himself a 'C' grade in tech responsibility

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives himself a ‘C’ grade in tech responsibility

Reader's Pick

Twitter Inc chief executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a “huge fail”.

Interviewed via Twitter by Kara Swisher, co-founder of the tech news site Recode, Dorsey tweeted that he would give himself a ‘C’ grade for what Swisher termed “tech responsibility”.

“We’ve made progress, but it has been scattered and not felt enough,” he tweeted in response to Swisher’s questions.

“Changing the experience hasn’t been meaningful enough. And we’ve put most of the burden on the victims of abuse (that’s a huge fail).”

- Advertisement -

Twitter, along with online social media network Facebook, has faced criticism for abusive posts, fake users and inaccurate news stories on its service.

The company has been investing heavily to improve what Dorsey has described as the “collective health” of Twitter.

Dorsey said on Tuesday he does not like how Twitter tends to incentivise outrage, short-term thinking, echo chambers, and fragmented conversations, and that the lack of diversity in the company has not helped in combating such problems.

close

Stay on top of Budget 2023 with our newsletter

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

close

Stay on top of Budget 2023 with our newsletter

- Advertisement -

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

- Advertisement -

Read latest Business News and Startup news on TechGraph. Watch live and latest news on TechGraph TV. Follow us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Listen audio news from TechGraph Briefings on Spotify, Google Podcast, Amazon Music & on Apple Podcast.
 

Krishna Mali
Krishna Mali
Founder & Editor of TechGraph.

Latest News

Promoted Links

Related Stories

Japan approves 26 trillion yen as economic stimulus package to combat overseas risks

Japan's cabinet approved an economic stimulus package worth 26 trillion yen ($2...

Sino-US trade war offers Europe’s chance to bank more Chinese reserves: Analysis

Should European countries want the euro to replace the dollar as the world's do...

1Win App: Review India Apk for Android and iOS

The company 1Win has been successfully operating in the markets of many countri...

Employees union seeks FIR against Jet Airways boss Naresh Goyal, Vinay Dube and on SBI Chairman

The employee union of Jet Airways, which is facing its worst crisis, Friday sou...

Samsung Electronics asks its shareholders to use electronic voting for upcoming AGM

Technology giant Samsung Electronics has adopted electronic voting for the firs...

Rahul Gandhi hits on RCEP says, ‘Make in India’ has become ‘Buy from China’

Asserting that "Make in India" has become "Buy from China," Congress leader Rah...

NASA astronauts to carry first ever all-female spacewalk on 29 March

Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to carry out the first ever all-female spacew...

Google joins Progcap $40 million funding round

Progcap, a New Delhi-based fintech platform for small and mid-size businesses (...

Ampere Electric to setup e-mobility manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu

Electric Mobility Company Ampere Electric has announced a phased investment pot...

How AI Is Crucial For Business Strategy Management

There is no doubt that AI has been reshaping the business strategies world over...