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‘Banning Trump Showed Your Hatred For Him’ – FFK To Jack Dorsey
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‘Banning Trump Showed Your Hatred For Him’ – FFK To Jack Dorsey

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has tackled Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, who in the early hours of today, via his Handle, said he did not celebrate or take pride in banning US President, Donald Trump, from the app. Dorsey tweeted; ''I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?" "I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement ...
Trump’s Twitter Ban: We Showed “Failure” To Police Global Public Discourse – Jack
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Trump’s Twitter Ban: We Showed “Failure” To Police Global Public Discourse – Jack

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey has for the first time publicly reacted to the suspension of President Donald Trump's twitter account. Dorsey, while defending the suspension, conceded that it was done in a manner that undermined public discussion; a divisive and dangerous action that could set an unexpected and inappropriate precedent for free speech, one he has been a long-standing supporter for. Many have questioned the decision by big tech giants, Twitter and Facebook to suspend President Trump's accounts, including: German President Angela Merkel, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson and virulent Putin critic, Alexey Navalny. I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a ...
#EndSARS: Adamu Garba Withdraws Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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#EndSARS: Adamu Garba Withdraws Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Former presidential aspirant Adamu Garba has withdrawn his court case against the founder/chief executive of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey. Mr Garba tweeted, saying he had asked his lawyers to withdraw the case, adding that the purpose of the lawsuit had been achieved. The former presidential hopeful had dragged Mr Dorsey before a Federal High Court in Abuja over his alleged sponsorship of the October 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. “I think the action has served its purpose. I’ve written to our lawyers to withdraw the case from court. “I also tendered my sincere apologies to Nigerians who are pained by my #EndSARS actions. Nigeria shall rise,” he wrote over the weekend. The motion on notice was brought pursuant to order II Rules 1, 2, 3 of the Fundamental Righ...
“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO
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“Jack Must Pay” – Adamu Garba Explains His Absence In Court Against Twitter CEO

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has explained why he and his team were absent at the hearing of his suit filed against the founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. Adamu Garba said that his lawyers received the notice for the hearing late hence why they requested for an adjournment. Recall that Tope Akinyode, a Nigerian rights lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging the criminal complaint administered by former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba against CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, said Garba and his lawyer’s failed to show up for hearing at the Federal High Court on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Speaking on his decision to not appear, Garba took to his Twitter account to reveal the reasons, while also stating that his team ...
Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has absented himself from court in a suit against Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey. Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter, revealed that both Garba and his lawyer were not in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the case. Announcing his joining of the suit against Twitter and its CEO, Akinyode said, I've filed court processes to challenge @adamugarba's lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. Jack's support for Nigeria's cause is commendable. We'll protect our freedom of expression and resist the mov...
Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has served an update on his lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over Dorsey's involvement in the EndSARS protest. Recall that Adamu instituted a $1 billion suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the ongoing #EndSARS Protest across the country. Giving an update on the case after DMW act Peruzzi asked, the former presidential candidate said the first hearing of the case should be before end of this November. Peruzzi asked Adamu Garba: "Ermm @adamugarba How far you and Jack? Any progress?" Adamu Garba replied: "Very much so, our first hearing should be before end of this month, hopefully. @Peruzzi"
EndSARS: Adamu Garba Sues Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO For $1bn
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EndSARS: Adamu Garba Sues Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO For $1bn

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has sued the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, over the resultant violence that has marred the #EndSARS protests rocking the nation. Dorsey had expressed his support for the #EndSARS protests across the nation. Dear @jack, Here’s your motion of notice, a fine of $1Bn dollars in favour of Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a compensation for lost of lives, properties & convenience as a result your active support for funding of #EndSARS after the issues is been attended to by the Government. Under a clear mark of gross abuse of privilege, you used your platform to instigate a protest that have now turned into breakdown of law and order in Nigeria. You must publish public apology to Nigerian government and people for violating our sove...
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Says Employees Can Work From Home Indefinitely
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Says Employees Can Work From Home Indefinitely

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his employees can work from home for as long as they want, even after the coronavirus pandemic. Dorsey, on Tuesday, told his employees that many of them will be allowed to work from home in perpetuity, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to a company spokesperson. “Opening offices will be our decision,” the spokesperson said. “When and if our employees come back, will be theirs.” According to an email obtained by us, Dorsey said it was unlikely that Twitter would open its offices before September and that all in-person events would be cancelled for the remainder of the year. The company will assess its plans for 2021 events later this year. “We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work f...
Rihanna And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Co-Fund $4.2m Grant For Domestic Violence Victims
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Rihanna And Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Co-Fund $4.2m Grant For Domestic Violence Victims

American singing sensation Rihanna is giving her all in to fight the coronavirus outbreak that has enveloped the globe. After donating $5million to relief organizations helping those hit hardest by the disease, the 32-year-old singer has now joined forces with Twitter co-founder and CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey. Rihanna will be funding $4.2 million grant that would help domestic violence victims in Los Angeles. The news was announced on Friday, by Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, on Twitter. “Today we’re standing with those affected by the increased incidents of domestic violence as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home order in Los Angeles,” the foundation tweeted. The grant, for which Dorsey and Rihanna have pitched in $2.1 million each, will be a part of the Mayor’s ...
Stop Asking Me About The Album, Unlike Your President, I Am Trying To Save The World – Rihanna Shades Donald Trump
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Stop Asking Me About The Album, Unlike Your President, I Am Trying To Save The World – Rihanna Shades Donald Trump

Popular international songster Rihanna hosted a “Fenty Social Club” Instagram Live on Friday night where she stated that she was trying to save the world as she told fans to stop asking her for an album. Rihanna while responding to the call for a new album threw a shade at the president of the United states, Donald Trump. She said, “stop asking me about the album when I’m trying to save the world, unlike y’all president. All I’m saying”. Watch video   View this post on Instagram   Y’all better not ask for the Album??? @badgalriri and @fenty LIVE NOW!! #rihanna #rihannalive #badgalriri #fenty #iglive A post shared by Halee (@evrihday) on Apr 10, 2020 at 5:02pm PDT About saving the world, reca...
Jack Dorsey To Donate $1 Billion To Fund Global COVID-19 Relief
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Jack Dorsey To Donate $1 Billion To Fund Global COVID-19 Relief

I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here: https:///hVkUczDQmz Why UBI and girl’s health and education? I believe they represent the best long-term solutions to the existential problems facing the world. UBI is a great idea needing experimentation. Girl’s health and education is critical to balance: https:///dC3dU6hvxB Why is #startsmall a LLC? This segments and dedicates my shares to these causes, and provides flexibility. Grants will be made from Start Small Foundation or the LLC directly based on the beneficiary org. All transfers, sales, and grants will be made public in t...
Why Twitter May Never Get An ‘Edit’ Button, Says CEO
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Why Twitter May Never Get An ‘Edit’ Button, Says CEO

One of the most requested features by Twitter users is the ability to edit tweets, but perhaps it’s time for users to give up and forget about that wish ever becoming real. The reason for saying this is because of a recent video interview with Wired, Twitter’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey. He said that while the company has considered bringing on an Edit button, it is pretty much not pleased with its implementation because it will be going against the very essence of the platform. Answering a question on whether the site is planning to introduce an edit button for Twitter in 2020, Dorsey replied with a emphatic ‘No’. According to him, the ability to edit tweets will go against the very essence of the platform, which was envisaged as an alternative to text messaging, what with its 160...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’s moving to Africa for at least three months in 2020 because the continent will ‘define the future’
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’s moving to Africa for at least three months in 2020 because the continent will ‘define the future’

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and mobile payments company Square, has hinted that he may move to Africa for at least three months next year. "Sad to be leaving the continent…for now. Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I'll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020" Dorsey tweeted. The bearded, 43-year-old tech exec was in Ethiopia this week, as part of a month-long tour across the continent that he tweeted he was making in October. He said he would be meeting with entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Dorsey is known for his world travels and sometimes-eccentric practices. He said he was in Melbourne, Australia in September, and in Myanmar last December, where he said he celebrated his birthday with a 10-day silen...
Tacha Wishes Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey A Happy Birthday Via Live Video Call
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Tacha Wishes Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey A Happy Birthday Via Live Video Call

Big brother Naija Reality Star, Tacha in a video call with Jack the CEO of Twitter, wished him a happy birthday as they discussed plans to make twitter the best app of the year Happy birthday to one of the greatest minds in the world, thanks to him, we’re able to use this social media platform called @twitter More initiatives to come! Once again Happy birthday Jack! By the way, Twitter has to WIN best APP of the year. I’m obsessed�
Dara Oladosu Accepts Twitter Job Offer, Meets Jack Dorsey
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Dara Oladosu Accepts Twitter Job Offer, Meets Jack Dorsey

Dara Oladosu, a Nigerian Tech developer and founder of Quoted Replies, was filled with excitement last night after he was offered a job at Twitter to help build a native “quoted tweet” feature for the platform. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, is currently in Nigeria and he had a meet and greet with media personalities as well as Tech developers in Nigeria. At the meeting, Dara's app, Quoted Replies, a Twitter-based bot that helps users of the platform find quoted replies of tweets without having to go through the hassle of copying, pasting, and searching for it, was discussed. Dara built the bot in December 2018 after he stumbled upon the ability to copy a tweet’s link and search Twitter for its quoted replies. Fascinated by his work, a member of the Twitter management, Kayvon Beykp...
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Speaks Yoruba In Lagos
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Speaks Yoruba In Lagos

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and Co-founder, has arrived in Nigeria as part of his listening and learning tour across Africa. Nigeria is one of the four African countries that the CEO will be visiting during his tour of Africa that he said will last the entire month of November. Other countries he will be visiting are Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa. Although Jack Dorsey's planned visit to Africa was known, his itinerary was a secret until he appeared in Lagos today. He was hosted to a dinner which he confirmed of his Twitter page that he enjoyed. Photos of Dorsey posing with Dr. Joe Abah, Toolz of Cool FM and others has merge online. Dorsey attempted to speak Yoruba in a video that Tools posted on her Twitter page. See photos and watch the video here.... Jack’s Yoruba ...
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Visits Nigeria
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Visits Nigeria

Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO and Co-founder, has arrived in Nigeria as part of his listening and learning tour across Africa. On Thursday evening, the tech entrepreneur announced his arrival in a tweet. Per the visit, Jack will be hosted some entrepreneurs in Lagos, details of which company's Communications team declined when Business Insider SSA requested details last month. In October, Jack said he will be in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Nigeria is his first point of contact on the continent.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey To Visit Nigeria, Other African Countries In November
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey To Visit Nigeria, Other African Countries In November

Founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has revealed that he will be visiting Nigeria and three other African countries in November. Dorsey announced this in a post shared on Twitter, where he stated that he is headed to Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia and Ghana in the coming month. The Twitter CEO also shared a photos of himself with African entrepreneurs and stated that he will be spending even more time with entrepreneurs when he touches down Africa. Twitter was launched in 2006 and rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day and a year after that it emerged as one of the top-ten most visited websites in the world. It is said that over 90 million Nigerians have access to the internet and a huge percentage are ardent soc...
Trump Complains That Obama Has More Twitter Followers Than Him, Twitter CEO Replies
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Trump Complains That Obama Has More Twitter Followers Than Him, Twitter CEO Replies

On Tuesday, President Trump hosted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the Oval Office for a closed-door meeting, during which the leader of the free world spent an inordinate amount of time complaining about lost Twitter followers, according to a source familiar with the conversation. The Twitter chief, for his part, tried to reassure the president that the company’s staff merely wants his follower count to be as bot-free as possible. This is what the most powerful person in the world was preoccupied with Tuesday. A large percentage of the meeting, which included senior White House officials such as Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino, was spent addressing the subject of @realDonaldTrump’s follower count. The president stated his belief that he had lost some of his roughly 59 millio...
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Eats Once A Day, Fasts On Weekends, Walks To Work
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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Eats Once A Day, Fasts On Weekends, Walks To Work

Twitter CEO ,Jack Dorsey eats once a day, fasts on weekends,walks to work Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has revealed he manages stress through a strict diet and exercise regime as well as quirky lifestyle habits like hours of meditation each day. The 42-year-old’s only daily meal is dinner, but he won’t eat at all on weekends, he has ditched warm showers altogether and he walks the distance between his home and the social media HQ in an effort to make sure his mind stays sharp. According to Mailonline , Dorsey – whose net worth is $5.3billion – claims the routine makes his days feel longer and says he’s able to switch off to get ample sleep every night. ‘During the day, I feel so much more focused. … You have this very focused point of mind in terms of this drive,’ Dorsey said abou...