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Will Twitter Ever Add An Edit Button? We Have An Answer

Will Twitter ever add an edit button?

“The answer is no,” Jack Dorsey, CEO of the social media platform, said when asked if they would be implementing the tool in 2020.

“As you all know, when you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” Jack said. “We wanted to preserve that vibe, that feeling, in the early days.”

Adding that if someone could edit their text after people retweet it, it could end up being an endorsement of something else. He added, “we’ll probably never do it.”

One celebrity is extremely passionate about having Twitter add an edit button and even met with Jack over it.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Announces End to Political Ads

Jack Dorsey is putting an end to political ads on Twitter.

The 42-year-old co-founder and CEO of Twitter made the announcement on Wednesday (October 30).

“We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” he wrote.

“While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions. Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse: machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes. All at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale,” he went on to write.

“We considered stopping only candidate ads, but issue ads present a way to circumvent. Additionally, it isn’t fair for everyone but candidates to buy ads for issues they want to push. So we’re stopping these too.”

While many users sent praise Jack‘s way upon the announcement, Donald Trump‘s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, slammed the decision in a statement.

“Twitter just walked away from hundreds of millions of dollars of potential revenue, a very dumb decision for their stockholders. Will Twitter also be stopping ads from biased liberal media outlets who will now run unchecked as they buy obvious political content meant to attack Republicans? This is yet another attempt to silence conservatives, since Twitter knows President Trump has the most sophisticated online program ever known.”

See Jack‘s tweet thread inside…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's 2018 Salary Revealed & It's an Homage to the Company

Jack Dorsey only earned a salary of $1.40 in his job as CEO of Twitter in 2018.

“As a testament to his commitment to and belief in Twitter’s long-term value creation potential, our CEO, Jack Dorsey, declined all compensation and benefits for 2015, 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 he declined all compensation and benefits other than a salary of $1.40,” a company filing read (via Business Insider).

$1.40 seems to be an homage to the former character count for tweets – there used to be a 140 character limit before doubling back in 2017.

He didn’t make absolutely no money in 2018, however, as he unloaded 1.7 million shares of Square and it’s estimated he took home $80 million last year from that alone.

Is Twitter Removing the 'Like' Button?

There’s a rumor swirling that Twitter may be removing the “like” button from the social media site!

The Telegraph reports that the platform’s founder, Jack Dorsey, made the suggestion at an event last week.

He apparently admitted he didn’t like the “like” button and would be getting rid of it “soon.” He then explained that removing the button would “improve the quality of debate on the social network.”

Twitter responded to the report, saying, “As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivizing healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now.”

Seth Rogen Calls Out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for Verifying White Supremacists

Seth Rogen is calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the social media platform’s verification process, specifically, who they choose to give the infamous blue check marks to.

“I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last 8 months or so, and after all the exchanges, I’ve reached a conclusion: the dude simply does not seem to give a f*ck,” Seth tweeted on Tuesday (July 3).

So far, Jack, nor Twitter, has not responded to Seth‘s allegation. Stay tuned.

Kim Kardashian is Trying to Get Twitter to Create Edit Button!

An edit button might be coming to Twitter – thanks to Kim Kardashian!

The 37-year-old reality star and makeup mogul took to Twitter on Tuesday (June 12) to reveal that she pitched the idea of an edit function to the social media site’s CEO Jack Dorsey – and it seems like he’s totally on board!

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“I had a very good convo with @jack this weekend at Kanye’s bday and I think he really heard me out on the edit button,” Kim tweeted.

Jack then tweeted back to Kim, jokingly saying, “Now I see why I was invited!”

Would you like to see an edit function on Twitter?