CNN CALLED OUT! Former Twitter CEO Tells the World CNN is Fake News
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has exposed CNN – saying he has seen the network promote fake news first hand.
Dorsey revealed that back in 2014 during the Ferguson, Missouri riots, he saw CNN intentionally trying to stir up conflict by deploying false reporting.
Dorsey’s comments came in response to a tweet from Miss Universe Iraq 2017 Sarah Abdali Idan who said, “Even @CNN sometimes sell false news. I know this from covering Iraq events in 2019. People need to understand every media is prone to either mistakes or deliberate corruption. Do your own investigation before believing what they’re selling you.”
Dorsey responded, “I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*** CNN’.”
Earlier, Dorsey had also called out CNN’s Brian Stelter and a columnist for The Washington Post over a tweet that took aim at Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Dorsey referenced a tweet from Stelter that stated: “Tucker Carlson is always selling the same thing, @pbump says: ‘He’s selling doubt…’”
Dorsey responded to the tweet by asking in a tweet, “and you all are selling hope?”
Elizabeth Spiers, a leftist that appears on MSNBC, responded to Dorsey, writing, “They’re selling truth, which is hope-agnostic. It’s supposed to inform you, not make you feel some kind of way.”
Idan’s aforementioned tweet was made in response to Spiers’ tweet.
When a reporter claimed that Dorsey was “defending” Tucker Carlson, Dorsey responded, “Not defending a thing. Holding up a mirror.”
Dorsey has been making headlines as of late for slamming the Twitter board of directors’ decision to block the sale of the social media company to Elon Musk.
Dorsey was responding to the following tweet when he made his remark, “If look into the history of Twitter board, it’s intriguing as I was a witness on its early beginnings, mired in plots and coups, and particularly amongst Twitter’s founding members. I wish if it could be made into a Hollywood thriller one day.”
Dorsey responded, “It’s consistently been the dysfunction of the company.”
Dorsey also said “big facts” in response to the following statement from venture capitalist Fred Destin: “What I do know for sure is that this old Silicon Valley proverb is grounded in age-old wisdom that still applies today: Good boards don’t create good companies, but a bad board will kill a company every time.”
When later asked if he was allowed to speak like this publicly given the fact that he is still on the company’s board, Dorsey responded, “No.”
Twitter has adopted a “poison pill” strategy to stop Musk from buying the company and taking it private. This effectively allows all shareholders, except those trying to buy out the company, to purchase newly offered shares at a discounted price.
Musk would have to purchase the new shares at a higher price, which might not necessarily be an issue for the world’s richest man.
Musk revealed during a TED Talk last week that he had a plan in place if Twitter blocked his attempt to buy the company.