Musk says on Twitter that “the inmates ran the facility.”

Elon Musk has cited the damning confirmation that Twitter blacklisted conservative opinions as evidence that “the inmates ran the institution” before it overtook free speech.

The second richest man in the world added to the growing condemnation sparked by Tuesday’s release Part Two of The Twitter Files Details of the previous “secret blacklists” of his $44 billion purchase.

However, he defended his predecessor, the site’s co-founder Jack Dorsey, for having done so previously insisted: “We do not shadow the ban, and we certainly do not shadow the ban from a political point of view.”

Musk said that “Jack imo has a pure heart,” using an abbreviation of “in my opinion.”

“Controversial decisions were often made without getting Jack’s approval, and he was unaware of the systemic bias,” Musk claimed.

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“The inmates ran the facility,” Musk tweeted after the recent revelations.

“The inmates ran the institution” he said of the woke staff, most of whom have fled or been fired since he took over.

Many weren’t convinced, and one user replied to Dorsey, “When he didn’t know what was going on at his own company, he was a terrible leader.”

While supporting the scathing exposé about his company, Musk also promised more information for those affected.

Jack Dorsey.
Musk insisted old owner Jack Dorsey was in the dark about the blacklisting and was standing by his “pure heart.”
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“Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status so you’ll know exactly if you’ve been banned, why, and how to appeal.” Musk tweeted Thursday.

Amid growing outrage, including from many whose voices were being silenced, Musk also reached out to many who commended his decision to speak openly about the damning policy and his quest to change it.

Snapshots showing the shadow ban from conservative and far-right Twitter users.
Musk also promised more information for those who were blacklisted.

“Twitter won’t be perfect in the future, but it’s getting *much* better.” he swore in a tweet.

Predicting that eventually “the far right and the far left will splinter off of Twitter into irrelevant echo chambers,” he joked of his rivals: “Extremists have already moved to platforms like… I’ve already forgotten their names.”

https://nypost.com/2022/12/09/musk-says-the-inmates-were-running-the-asylum-at-twitter/ Musk says on Twitter that “the inmates ran the facility.”

JACLYN DIAZ

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