The conservatives have been digging up old tweets Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new CEO, made on religion e race. He claimed he was quoting a comedian on by Jon Stewart show.
On Monday, Jack Dorsey named Agrawal, Twitter’s chief technical officer since 2017, as his successor as CEO. Conservatives reacted to news digging up Agrawal’s old tweets.
US Republican Party Senator Marsha Blackburn shared screenshots of two messages on new Twitter boss posted in 2010. One, published in December of That year, light, “If something worked for people in the past, it doesn’t mean it will work for you now, “ with the hashtags #PyramidSchemes, #Religions and #Traditions.
“Twitter’s new The CEO called religion a pyramid scheme. This is who will check your speech online” Blackburn wrote.
of Twitter new The CEO called religion a pyramid scheme. This is who will check your speech online. https://t.co/ljpZuAKNOf
– Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 30, 2021
In an October 2010 tweet, Agrawal wrote: “If they won’t make a distinction between Muslims and extremists, then why? should distinguish between white people and racists ».
The tweet was criticized by Republican Congressman Ken Buck and shared by a number of conservative characters, including Michael Knowles and Clay Travis.
“If they don’t make a distinction between Muslims and extremists, then why? should distinguish between white people and racists ».
– Parag Agrawal (@paraga) October 26, 2010
The account of Republican members of the House Justice Commission tweeted: “I didn’t think it could get much worse than Jack Dorsey. But damn it. “
The phrase on the white people and racists from Agrawal’s tweet appears to be a quote from comedian Aasif Mandvi, who, as a guest on by Jon Stewart show on NPR, was reacting to reporter Juan Williams’ remarks. Williams said on Fox News that he would get “nervous” on a plane around someone “Identify” first and above all as a Muslim “. Agrawal himself argued in 2010 which cited Mandvi.
republicans also criticized Agrawal for a 2020 interview in who claimed that Twitter should “Not to be bound” from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech. Conservatives have long blamed Twitter of censoring them.
Dorsey, who has led Twitter since co-founded it in 2006, he said in his farewell letter that Agrawal was “behind every critical decision who helped transform this company. “
In his first statement like new CEO, Agrawal has promised to create Twitter “the best could be for our customers, shareholders and for every of you.”
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