Its name is Jack Dorsey.
The social media company led by CEO Jack Dorsey [that would be Twitter for those of you playing along at home] said in a Tuesday blog post that it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet offending tweets, but it will let users quote-tweet them so they can still express their own opinions.
Dorsey has reserved to himself the right to decide how an opinion is expressed on his medium. Quote-tweet a tweet he finds personally objectionable but not simply retweet it?
Under the guise that the twitterer, within Dorsey’s magnanimity, will be allowed to express his own opinion through quote-tweeting. Never mind that liking, replying, sharing, or retweeting also are expressions of the relaying twitterer’s opinion. That’s not allowed. Jack Dorsey, in all of his awesomeness, will decide how a user must express himself.
Free speech, including its manner of expression, is what Jack Dorsey personally approves. It’s nothing at all to do with any endowment of inalienable rights. Dorsey Knows Better.