Supposed bias against conservatives on social media has been a complaint hurled at companies like Facebook and Twitter recently by members of the right wing who feel wronged. The platforms seem to play loose with their terms of service and act in an almost arbitrary and secretive way when determining how to punish people and to what degree.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been particularly under fire, having just recently testified in front of Congress, and he’s stood by his company and fended off allegations of bias. Dorsey recently admitted though that most of his employees do in fact lean to the left politically, Recode reports.
Dorsey painted a picture of what the situation is like in the office for conservative employees, saying that they “don’t feel safe to express their opinions” within the company, Dorsey said in an interview that aired yesterday through Recode Media.
“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,” Dorsey said. “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.”
Dorsey continued on to explain the reason
“I think it’s more and more important to at least clarify what our own bias leans towards, and just express it,” he added. “I’d rather know what someone biases to rather than try to interpret through their actions.”