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For the media: Jack Dorsey leaving Twitter “His tenure has been less than stellar”
Jennifer Grygiel, Syracuse University associate professor and social media researcher offers this reaction to the news that Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter, is stepping down.
“Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, Dorsey has never been in control of Twitter. His role as CEO has always been subject to corporate performance and market forces given how influential Twitter is in terms of politics and in shaping society,” said Grygiel.
“His tenure has been less than stellar with significant issues related to his handling of former President Trump’s use of Twitter and content moderation in general. This could also be a sign that major investors are working to exert more control over the platform which brings social and societal influence,” said Grygiel.
Grygiel (they/them), @jmgrygiel, is a researcher of social media, propaganda, and the oversight and abuse of platforms. Examples of their interviews here: http://jennifergrygiel.com/ and you can always reach out to them directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Ellen James Mbuqe, director of media relations at Syracuse University, at email@example.com or 412-496-0551. Recent interviews by Prof. Grygiel can be seen here:
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