Here's a little Silicon Valley secret.
Behind every prog CEO, there are a thousand screaming social justice crybullies demanding that the company go full Stalinist. Maybe not Jeff Bezos at Amazon who runs a tight and brutal ship, but Facebook, Twitter and Google are definitely running scared of their own lefty employees. Because no matter how lefty you are, you are never lefty enough. And you can still be purged. Just ask Uber's former CEO.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, like Zuckerberg, shows every sign of it.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the social media giant’s staffers who have right-leaning political views don’t feel comfortable to speak up because of the company’s ultra-liberal work environment.
“We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, they don’t feel safe to express their opinions at the company,” Dorsey told New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen in an interview published on Friday by Recode.
“They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right,” he added. “We should make sure that everyone feels safe to express themselves within the company, no matter where they come from and what their background is. I mean, my dad was a Republican.”
And the plan for doing that is what? Twitter conservatives know that's hot air. Just ask James Damore.
Once the internal left hooks up with some media types at HuffPo and the Daily Beast, touches off an outrage storm, and then crybullies start screaming that they're getting death threats because they identify as animated asexual locusts, the company will fire whomever it has to.
Jack Dorsey knows it and is expressing regret for a situation that he acts like he can't control. He can. He just doesn't want to fight that fight. It might cost him his company and his standing on the circuit.