For the past one month, social media giant Twitter registered still feeling the power of a mighty move from Uganda hailed by the #FreeBobiWine hashtag. Well, the CEO has come out to refute all claims of Twitter’s involvement in political events. Twitter is not a political ideology and doesn’t support any affiliated groups, the Chief Executive officer Jack Dorsey while rejecting claims of bias.
[bs-quote quote=”Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules” style=”style-7″ align=”left” author_name=”Jack Dorsey” author_job=”CEO Twitter”][/bs-quote]
Although social media platforms are now seen as a tool of direct democracy with lots of rumors spread on a wide scale. Twitter’s actions triggered a fatal impact on the conservatives side in the United States even after the massive twitter impressions generated by the worldwide rant about a Ugandan based politician. By the same token, the Twitter CEO inked that the platform neither supports political ideologies nor sponsors political content but keeps a neutral ground for the public.
“We believe strongly in being impartial, and we strive to enforce our rules impartially.”
“The purpose of Twitter is to serve the public conversation, and we do not make value judgments on personal beliefs,” Dorsey said in his remarks.
Google which was aswell invited to the same court hearing in Washington declined to send its CEO Sundar Pichai through but instead submitted a letter from its chief legal officer Kent Walker. However, as the Twitter political rants and Fake news flag by president Donald Trump continue to dominate the blue social media platform, the congressional hearing with Us tech giants including Facebook continues is still underway at the State Intelligence Committee on capitol hill in Washington.