On Monday night, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he knows that CNN publishes deceptive news stories since he saw the far-left network attempt to start violence during the Ferguson, Missouri riots in 2014.
In a reply to a tweet from Miss Universe in 2017 Sarah Abdali Idan, who wrote, “Even @CNN sometimes publishes false news. I learned this from reporting on Iraqi politics in 2019. People must be aware that every media is susceptible to mistakes or intentional corruption. Do your own research before accepting what they’re selling you.”
“I’ve seen it happen,” Dorsey wrote. “During the protests in Ferguson, I saw them trying to create conflict and film it, causing the protestors to shout ‘f*** CNN.”
Idan’s tweet was in response to an earlier statement by Dorsey on the platform, when he criticized CNN’s Brian Stelter and a Post columnist for attacking Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Dorsey referenced Stelter’s tweet that said: “Tucker Carlson is continuously selling the same thing… doubt”
Dorsey replied, “and you all are selling hope?”
“They’re selling truth, which is hope-agnostic. It’s not supposed to make you feel anything,” said MSNBC guest Elizabeth Spiers.
Idan’s tweet was in reply to Spiers’ tweet.
On Sunday, Dorsey caused a stir when he attacked the Twitter board of directors as entrepreneur Elon Musk, the world’s richest man attempts to take control of the firm.
When Dorsey responded to the following tweet, “If you look into the history of Twitter’s board, it’s fascinating. I was a witness to its early beginnings, caught up in conspiracies and coups, and among Twitter’s founding members. If it could be turned into a Hollywood thriller one day, that’d be cool.”
“It’s been the company’s major problem all along,” Dorsey said.
In response to venture capitalist Fred Destin’s statement that “What I do know for sure is that this old Silicon Valley saying is based in age-old wisdom that still applies today: A bad board will kill a company every time,” Dorsey replied with, “Big facts.”
“No,” Dorsey said when subsequently asked if he was permitted to express himself like this in public given his current position on the board.