Prior CEO: Jack Dorsey, the previous CEO and co-founder, oversaw Twitter's past censorship. As a co-founder and crypto-currency enthusiast, he expressed ethical concerns regarding censorship despite ultimately allowing it.
New CEO: Parag Agrawal, the new CEO, has been with Twitter for the past decade. He openly expressed his feelings about not focusing on free speech.
- In 2017, AI-powered filters were activated to suspend users in masse.
- AI algorithms also control the Twitter timeline, meaning that Twitter can and does censor users by hiding their content.
Will Twitter get worse? Without Dorsey, Twitter's censorship will get worse. He was a founder who had a sentimental attachment to Twitter. He also had moral issues with censorship. His runner-up seemingly doesn't.