Twitter feud has Musk, Jack Dorsey arguing over platform’s child safety protections

Comparable billionaires Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, and Jack Dorsey, the company’s creator, got into a fight over whether the site failed to ensure the safety of youngsters before the Tesla CEO took over the business.

“Their years-long defiance of taking action against child abuse is a crime!” In response to a tweet with a link to a New York Post article about a lawsuit alleging that Twitter refused to remove photographs of an adolescent *е* trafficking victim, Musk claimed that this didn’t go against Twitter’s regulations.

Dorsey said to Musk, “This is false,” to which Musk responded, “No, it’s not.”

Almost no one was working on child safety when Ella Irwin, who now oversees Trust & Safety, joined Twitter earlier this year. She brought this up with [then-Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal], but they denied her staffing request. I made it a top priority right away.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk, left, and the company’s founder, Jack Dorsey, feuded over whether the platform failed to protect children’s safety. (Patrick Pleul/Pool/AFP via Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Twitter disclosed the complaint to the Post, “Any content that depicts or encourages child *е*ual exploitation is completely unacceptable on Twitter. We tenaciously combat child *е* abuse online and have made significant investments in technology and tools to uphold our policy. Our committed employees strive to keep one step ahead of bad-faith actors and make sure we’re doing everything in our power to delete information, facilitate investigations, and safeguard minors from harm — both online and offline.”

Fox News Digital asked Twitter for a statement, but they didn’t get back to them right away.

The two were disputing in the comments of a tweet that stated, “it is evident from scientific data that, despite assertions from Elon Musk, the safety and wellness of Twitter’s users are on the decline,” and that she and two other people had just resigned from Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.

Elon Musk has altered Twitter’s verification policies. (Muhammed Selim Korkutata / Anadolu Agency)

The statement went on to say, “We’ve been debating whether Musk should be permitted to define online safety due to his right to free speech. Our response is a resounding “no.””

After Musk issued an ultimatum for long hours and a “very intense” work ethic for what he called “Twitter 2.0” last month to staff who remained after he lay off almost half the company, hundreds of people quit the organization.

Previously friends, Dorsey and Musk are now at odds due to Musk’s takeover. Dorsey questioned Musk earlier this week about why he didn’t just publish the “Twitter Files,” which describe the platform’s choices on purported “shadowbanning,” without “filter.”

“Why not just reveal everything without filter and let people judge for themselves if the purpose is transparency to foster trust? Including all debates concerning present and upcoming actions? Publicize everything right away, “Tweeted Dorsey

Most significant information was concealed (from you too), and some may have been destroyed, but whatever we uncover will be made public, Musk said in response.