Incoming Twitter leader Parag Agrawal, who will shortly take the job of Jack Dorsey as the CEO of the far-left social media tech giant, uncritically mentioned a quote from 2010 suggesting there is no need to “distinguish between racists and white people.”
“If they won’t make a distinction between extremists and muslims, then why should I distinguish between racists and white people,” said Agrawal on Twitter, in quotes. It is not clear who he was quoting.
"If they are not gonna make a distinction between muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between white people and racists."
— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) October 26, 2010
While anti-white hate has become common in many United States institutions, including its top companies, Agrawal made his comment back in 2010 — years before the BLM movement would come to push American corporations more towards the extreme left on topics of racial diplomacy.
Relatively unknown within Silicon Valley until now, Agrawal was said to be Jack Dorsey’s successor soon after the Twitter co-founder said he would resign from his job after a six-year run as its CEO.
Dorsey, who led over the company’s change from what his predecessor said was “the free speech wing in the free speech party” to a platform that targets conservatives on a routine basis, including the banning of President Donald Trump, was often denounced by conservatives.
Yet careful observers of Twitter’s corporate politics, including its former workers, have observed that the real source of censorship inside the tech giant was not Dorsey, but the “trust and safety” dept., which creates the censorship policies.
The “trust and safety” dept. became increasingly powerful as the news media pushed for greater social media censorship of conservatives. And back in 2020, Politico published a gushing profile of safety and trust global leader Vijaya Gadde, framing her as the underlying force behind the rules that censored President Trump.
Agrawal seems to have similar priorities. During his interview with the MIT Review recently, while he was CTO, Agrawal stated free speech was not a focus for the company.
“Our role is not to be connected to the First Amendment, but our job is to serve a good public conversation and our efforts reflect things we think will lead to a healthier conversation,” stated Agrawal.
“These sorts of things focus less on free speech, and more about how the times have changed.”
Author: Steven Sinclaire