Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits Conservative Employees Don’t Feel Safe Expressing Their Opinions At Work
Have you ever been the lone conservative working in an overwhelmingly liberal environment? It can be very uncomfortable, especially if you think expressing yourself could cost you your job. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that some employees at Twitter are in that situation. At least he acknowledges it.
The Washington Times reports:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey laments conservative employees ‘don’t feel safe to express their opinions’
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday lamented that conservative employees at the social media giant “don’t feel safe” to freely express their political opinions at work.
“I mean, we have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, they don’t feel safe to express their opinions at the company,” Mr. Dorseytold New York University professor Jay Rosen during Friday’s episode of “Recode Media with Peter Kafka.”
“They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right,” the Twitter chief said. “We should make sure that everyone feels safe to express themselves within the company, no matter where they come from and what their background is.
“I mean, my dad was a Republican,” he added. “When I was growing up, was on the radio all the time with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, so my mom was on the opposite end of the spectrum … and I always felt safe to challenge both of them…
The question now is what he will do about it, if anything.
A good first step would be to stop banning so many conservatives from the Twitter platform.