Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says He Personally Witnessed Incident Where CNN Was Spreading ‘False News’

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims he personally witnessed CNN 'false news.'

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims he personally witnessed an incident during riots stemming from the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in which CNN helped create ‘false news.’

Dorsey made the comments on social media, responding to a tweet by 2017 Miss Universe Iraq, Sarah Idan, who alleged “even [CNN] sometimes sell [sic] false news.”

“I know this from covering Iraq events in 2019,” Idan continued. “People need to understand every media is prone to either mistakes or deliberate corruption.”

Dorsey chimed in with a similar response regarding his own experience on the streets during the Ferguson riots.

“I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*** CNN,'” he replied.


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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Rips CNN

It’s difficult to say when and where the incident former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is speaking about took place. Surely there isn’t simply one incident in which a crowd ended up chanting “f*** CNN.”

We were able to dig up this clip from a Ferguson protest in New York City from 2014, however.

Dorsey also took a shot at CNN’s media hall monitor, Brian Stelter.

Stelter, perpetually obsessed with people more talented than he is, shared a link from the Washington Post accusing Fox News host Tucker Carlson of “selling doubt” to his audience.

“And you all are selling hope?” Dorsey fired back.


That comment drew a laughable response from MSNBC political commentator, Elizabeth Spiers, who made the wild claim that the network which gave you the Russia conspiracy hoax, the Jussie Smollett hoax, the Nick Sandman hoax, and refused to report on the now confirmed Hunter Biden laptop was actually “selling truth, which is hope-agnostic.”

“It’s supposed to inform you, not make you feel some kind of way,” Spiers said, prompting the aforementioned exchange between Idan and Dorsey.

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Dorsey’s Own Role in Creating ‘False News’

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s comments naturally triggered a few people – Spiers being just one – but he clarified his remarks in a subsequent tweet.

Alex Salvi, a foreign correspondent for Newsmax, suggested Dorsey was “defending” Tucker Carlson.

“Not defending a thing,” Dorsey replied, suggesting he was simply “holding up a mirror” to Stelter and his network.


While it is tempting to cheer Dorsey on as he eviscerates CNN for allegedly falsifying news, it’s worth noting that he also accused former President Donald Trump of doing the same thing.

The main difference being, CNN and Stelter were allowed to continue operating on his platform while Trump was banned from Twitter.

How does Jack Dorsey justify banning Trump if he personally witnessed CNN actually falsifying news, stirring up emotions, and planting seeds of violence way back in 2014?

It’s also impossible to not recall his company’s role in steering the 2020 election toward Joe Biden.

The ‘Dysfunction’ Of Twitter 

Twitter censored and removed posts about a New York Post article involving emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop which appeared to discuss shady business dealings with foreign entities using his father’s influence as Vice President at the time.

The existence of the laptop has since been confirmed by multiple media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Dorsey though, had made a calculated and deliberate move to censor a story detrimental to one presidential candidate prior to the 2020 election, and later admitted was wrong to do so.

That admission came in the form of testimony before the Senate … after the election.

The 45-year-0ld billionaire has been on quite a tear lately. Dorsey also criticized the Twitter board in response to a post questioning its handling of the $43 billion bid from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to buy them out. 

‘Dysfunction’ indeed.

Jack Dorsey still sits on Twitter’s board but plans to leave once his term expires at the 2022 meeting of shareholders, scheduled for late May.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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