Jack Dorsey sends a private text message to Elon Musk about Twitter

In case of Twitter sale before Elon Musk And the Jack Dorsey The new text messages they sent to each other have been revealed.

Newly disclosed court records show that Tesla The billionaire was privately tweeted several times before and after getting financially involved with the company.

Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, He sent a text message to Musk on March 26, according to a transcript filed as part of Twitter’s ongoing lawsuit against Musk.

In his first message to Musk about Twitter, Dorsey He said, “There is a need for a new platform. It can’t be a company. That’s why I left.”

musk He quickly answered, according to the text, with the question “What should it look like?” Dorsey He proceeded to explain what he said publicly, that Twitter should become an “open source protocol” somewhat similar to what Signal did, referring to the encrypted messaging app. Dorsey also said Twitter “can’t have an advertising model.” Advertising is currently the primary business model for social networking companies.

He said to hold Dorsey “I would help if I could.” Dorsey proceeded to tell Musk that he had already lobbied to be added to the Twitter community a year ago, but the Twitter community “refused.” He added that the Twitter board considered Musk to be “more dangerous,” which she thought was completely stupid and backward.

Send Dorsey Musk how much he wants to sell on Twitter

While Dorsey The contact with Musk was noted on March 26 in a subsequent filing from the SEC about Musk’s final offer to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, and details of the exchanges were not disclosed. Subsequent texts are also not mentioned at later dates.

When Musk struck a deal on April 5 with Twitter to join its board of directors, the day after his more than 9% stake in the company was announced, Musk texted Dorsey to make an appointment to “talk confidentially.”

Two hours later, the two sent a text indicating the call. Dorsey said musk It “couldn’t be happier that you’re doing this.”

“I’ve wanted it for a long time,” Dorsey added. “I was so excited when I finally learned that it was possible.”

When Musk asked Dorsey for advice on whether or not he was doing “something dumb,” Dorsey replied“I trust you, but Dave will.”


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