Twitter CEO Resigns Immediately


Jordan Sekulow


November 29, 2021

4 min read

Free Speech

Twitter’s CEO and left-wing activist Jack Dorsey has resigned, effective immediately. This comes at a time when Twitter’s stock is down 20% over the last three months. Could this be a direct reaction to corporate America realizing going totally “woke” is excluding at least half of the country? Twitter is in panic mode.

Jack Dorsey released his statement to the public:

I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders.

Moves like this by the founders of these companies ultimately do damage the brand. ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow explained how what once positioned itself as a public forum is not the same as it used to be: 

The way it worked in the 1980s and 90s and even going back to the 60s was that the public forum was defined as the highways, the byways, the streets, the sidewalks, and the college campuses. These were areas that were open for free speech. Some were called traditional public forums; others were called open public forums. One thing you could not do on a public forum, the government could not do, is pick one side of the debate. That was called viewpoint discrimination. In a series of cases that I argued in the 1990s, what happened in those cases, is that the Supreme Court said unanimously . . . that viewpoint discrimination is unconstitutional per se. . . . The new highways and byways became social media platforms like Twitter. And of course, they are not controlled by the government, so you don’t have the same First Amendment protections. But then they did not become a neutral arbitrator . . . they became toxic.

Twitter has been making controversial decisions without consequences for far too long. Now, the market is reacting to this censorship. Hopefully, the change in leadership will force Twitter to go back to being an open and neutral platform.

In other breaking news, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has new evidence of Iranian nuclear activity. ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs and Foreign Policy Mike Pompeo gave his take on the evidence that was found:

What the inspectors found . . . was a continuation of what we already knew. . . . We’ve known for a long time that when John Kerry signed the nuclear deal – the JCPOA – that the Iranians had lied about the history of their weapons program – their nuclear program. That was a given. . . . What had happened under our watch is that we put enough pressure on the Iranians that we forced them to begin to comply with what the IAEA needed to do. As they could see the new Administration coming in now, they have essentially blocked the inspectors. What was grossly reported was that they have now found fissile material, nuclear isotopes, in places that could not be consistent with the previous deal they signed with. I do not understand how you can send your negotiating team into Vienna to negotiate a deal with the same people who lied to you about the nuclear program before. What will that piece of paper actually be worth? I would argue not very much.

President Biden won’t stand up to Iran, and he won’t stand up to China either. Sec. Pompeo explained the weakness shown in the meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Biden in his new article, and further explained:

They didn’t articulate what they wanted to accomplish other than saying we want to talk for the sake of talking. . . . The Administration wants to talk about how we welcome competition with China. I must say, Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, welcomes President Biden saying that he welcomes competition. . . . This is a China that has chosen confrontation. The United States needs to . . . wake up to this confrontation and push back against every one of these, whether it is cyber, or military, or commercial, to stand up and defend and secure American freedom from the Chinese Communist Party.

The Biden Administration needs to continue to work to secure American freedom not only with China and Iran but even in our own country when it comes to free speech on social media platforms. We hope to see the new leadership at Twitter allow both sides of the aisle to engage in productive discussions. We will continue to monitor these situations and provide you with updates.

Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of Twitter’s CEO resigning, Iran’s nuclear activities, and the outcome of President Biden’s meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping.

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