The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Let us start. We got some great interviews today. I’ll be talking to congressman, former Congressman Steve King in a few moments and a whole lot more. But I only have a few minutes because I set this up. Oh Todd Bensman’s coming on. Todd, and I got a lot to cover with him. So I’m going to do a short segment at the beginning here.
But let me set this up. What you need to know is Elon Musk is shaking up the world of social media and America. Right? In the world, actually, not just America. But let me point something out. Jack Dorsey is in on it. Now, he may not be in on it formally, meaning that he and Elon Musk hatched a plan together. But Jack Dorsey had an email excuse me, a text. Geez, I can’t even speak. He had a tweet on his own site on Twitter a few days ago in which he invoked he said, basically, I regret what the Internet has become. It’s basically what he said.
And if you look at that in a vacuum, you don’t realize. So he said something like “the days of Usenet IRC, the web, even email were amazing. Centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the Internet. I realize I’m partially to blame and regret it.” That was from April, I think, 2nd.
My point here is Jack Dorsey for a long time has struggled with the fact that Twitter has gotten so big and so influential and how to make it sort of better and fairer and work well. He’s been frustrated. It’s been a massive moneymaker and he’s made massive money off of it. But he’s talked about that. And his frustration a couple of days ago…
Elon Musk wouldn’t do this move – 10% purchase of stock of Twitter, on the board now. If Jack Dorsey signaled “I’m not for it,” he still owns a massive amount of stock and has a massive amount of influence. I’m just telling you right now, don’t be surprised if someday soon you see something like Jack Dorsey saying, I’m with Elon on this or Elon says, let’s do what Jack says.
Jack Dorsey once proposed something like be more transparent about the algorithm that’s in use and let people choose what they want to do. If they want to be in an algorithm that’s wide open or very little screening, whatever. Elon Musk never takes risks without understanding who the players are. I shouldn’t say that. He’s had some failures, too. He would say he lost money on things, invested. But my bet is that Jack Dorsey is in on it, meaning that he’s sympathetic and therefore signaling it’s okay to go this way and that we are going to see those two be united in saying, let’s make things different.
That’s my opinion. All right. Let’s take a break. We’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here in a Pro America Report.