Jack Dorsey
Courtesy of Twitter
United States
2020

Jack
Dorsey

CEO / Cofounder

Dorsey walked a thin line between supporting unfettered free expression on Twitter and keeping it free of misinformation, bot accounts and hate speech in 2020, deleting 170,000 accounts tied to a covert Chinese influence campaign and controversially adding fact-check footnotes to multiple posts by Donald Trump, which led the president to sign an executive order attempting to limit liability protections for web publishers. Dorsey also faced complaints about his digital payment platform Square’s decision to withhold 20-30% of income due to some merchants for 120 days. But he also pledged to donate $1 billion of Square’s equity to fund global COVID-19 relief and opted to allow Twitter and Square employees the option of working from home on a permanent basis after shelter-in-place orders were lifted.

Career

  • Twitter, Inc.
  • Square, Inc.
  • Dispatch Management Services Corporation

Education

  • Missouri University of Science & Technology (MO, USA)
  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down, CTO Parag Agrawal Takes Reins

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down, CTO Parag Agrawal Takes Reins

Jack Dorsey resigned as CEO of Twitter, saying the social network "is ready to move on from its founders," the company announced Monday.Dorsey, 45, also serves as CEO of payment company Square -- and some investors, including hedge fund Elliott Management, had wanted Dorsey to exit as chief executive of Twitter so the social media company could have a CEO fully focused on Twitter.Twitter said its board of directors unanimously appointed Parag Agrawal, currently Twitter's chief technology officer, as CEO...

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