Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal, who will soon replace Jack Dorsey as head of the far-left social media company, uncritically repeated a quote in 2010 suggesting that it shouldn’t be necessary to “do the talking.” distinction between whites and racists ”.
“If they don’t distinguish between Muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between whites and racists,” Agrawal tweeted, in quotation marks. We do not know who he was citing.
“If they don’t distinguish between Muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between whites and racists.”
– Parag Agrawal (@paraga) October 26, 2010
As anti-white racism has become mainstream in many American institutions, including its major corporations, Agrawal made his comment in 2010 – years before the Black Lives Matter movement arrived to push American businesses even further out. left on race issues.
Relatively unknown in Silicon Valley so far, Agrawal was announced as Jack Dorsey’s successor shortly after the Twitter co-founder announced he would be stepping down after a six-year stint as CEO.
Dorsey, who presided over the company’s transition from what its predecessor called the “Free Speech Wing of the Free Speech Party” to a platform that regularly censors Tories, including President Trump’s ban has often been denounced by conservatives.
Yet keen observers of Twitter’s internal politics, including its former employees, observed that the real engine of censorship within the company was not Dorsey himself, but the trust and security department. , which sets censorship policies for the company.
The trust and security department has become increasingly influential as the media pushed for more social media censorship against the Tories. In 2020, Politics introduced Vijaya Gadde, world leader in trust and security, describing her as the driving force behind policies that have censored Donald Trump.
Agrawal seems to have similar priorities. In an interview with the MIT Technology Review last year, while he was the company’s CTO, Agrawal said freedom of speech was no longer a priority for the company.
“Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our actions reflect things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation,” Agrawal said.
“The kind of thing we do about it is focus less on free speech, but on how times have changed.”
Allum Bokhari is the Senior Technology Correspondent at Breitbart News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.