Twitter co-founder and Former CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday took on Elon Musk about the new social media platform’s features and plans for the future.
Musk has tweeted that Twitter must become the most reliable source of information on the globe.
“Twitter needs to become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. That’s our mission,” Musk tweeted.
“Accurate to who? (sic),” Dorsey responded.
“As judged by the people of Twitter via Community Notes (formerly Birdwatch),” Musk wrote.
“I still think…Birdwatch is a far better name. And ‘more informative’ a far better goal,” Dorsey said.
Twitter’s Birdwatch program is a cooperative feature driven by the community that provides valuable context to tweets and helps keep users informed.
When Musk assumed control of Twitter and rebranded the service to “Community Notes”.
“Birdwatch gives me the creeps,” Musk tweeted.
“Community notes is the most boring Facebook name ever,” Dorsey responded.
Musk’s response suggested a rift on Twitter.
“Not everything needs to have ‘bird’ in the name! Too many bird groups fighting each internally other on Twitter. Angry Birds,” Musk wrote.
Dorsey was on Saturday to apologize to Twitter’s employees after the company sacked almost 50 percent of its staff after the company’s new owner Musk continues to push for a radical overhaul on the popular social media site.
“Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment is. I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that,” Mr. Dorsey tweeted.
“I am grateful for, and love, everyone who has ever worked on Twitter. I don’t expect that to be mutual at this moment…or ever…and I understand,” He added.
Twitter laid off more than 3700 employees on Friday.