Highly doubt new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal will lift ban on Trump: Miranda Devine
Fox News contributor Miranda Devine discusses whether the new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal will allow Donald Trump back on the company’s site amid the social media censorship.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a jab at Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal on Wednesday, tweeting out a meme depicting the executive as Stalin and his predecessor, Jack Dorsey, as Nikolay Yezhov, a Stalin associate who was assassinated under his direction.
Musk's tweet comes as Agrawal has faced criticism for a previous comment in which he said the social media giant's role is "not to be bound by the First Amendment." In addition, Agrawal previously tweeted: "If they are not gonna make a distinction between muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between white people and racists." He later issued a follow-up tweet that he was simply quoting comedian Asif Mandvi from "The Daily Show".
It also comes after former Trump adviser and CEO of conservative social media platform GETTR, Jason Miller, expressed concern that "censorship & political discrimination" would come to Twitter under Agrawal's direction.
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On Monday, Dorsey announced he would resign from the CEO role. The Twitter co-founder served as CEO from 2006 to 2008 and returned to the role in 2015 after former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down.
"There's a lot of talk about the importance of a company being 'founder led'," Dorsey said in an email to employees shared on Twitter Monday. "Ultimately, I believe that's severely limiting and a single point of failure. I've worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders."