Jack Dorsey slams Bluesky for cloning ‘all mistakes we made’ at Twitter

In a recent interview, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explained his decision to leave Bluesky, saying the project ended up repeating all the mistakes that were made at Twitter.

American entrepreneur Jack Dorsey has apparently lost his faith in Bluesky, a decentralized social network he co-funded for $14 million during his tenure as CEO at Twitter.

In a recent interview with Pirate Wires, Jack Dorsey explained why he left Bluesky’s board, saying he was disappointed with how the project was going. He felt they were straying from the original idea of users controlling the platform and adding moderation tools, similar to Twitter’s approach.

Dorsey particularly attributed his departure to Bluesky CEO Jay Graber and her team’s compliance with user demands for moderation tools, which deviated from the original vision of a platform “controlled by the people.” At that moment Dorsey says he realized that Bluesky was “literally repeating all the mistakes we made as a company.”

“This is not a protocol that’s truly decentralized. It’s another app. It’s another app that’s just kind of following in Twitter’s footsteps, but for a different part of the population. Everything we wanted around decentralization, everything we wanted in terms of an open source protocol, suddenly became a company with VCs and a board. That’s not what I wanted, that’s not what I intended to help create.” Jack Dorsey

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Eventually, Dorsey says he decided to delete his Bluesky account and join Nostr, a decentralized network protocol for a distributed social networking system. The Twitter founder said he gave a “bunch of money” to the Nostr team, though there’s “no board, no company behind it, no funding.”

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Meanwhile, Dorsey continues to raise concerns about centralized messaging protocols, positioning himself as an intermediary in a fireside chat between Telegram and Signal by sharing reports highlighting security concerns associated with both platforms.

Telegram is notoriously insecure and routinely cooperates with govs behind the scenes while talking a big game about speech and privacy. Even their limited opt-in (roll their own) encryption is sus. The more you know 🌈

— Meredith Whittaker (@mer__edith) May 9, 2024

Recently, Dorsey shared a post from Signal president Meredith Whittaker on X, who said that “Telegram notoriously insecure and routinely cooperates with govs behind the scenes while talking a big game about speech and privacy.”

Whittaker’s comments came after Telegram co-founder Pavel Durov wrote in his Telegram channel that “an alarming number of important people I’ve spoken to remarked that their ‘private’ Signal messages had been exploited against them in US courts or media.” Durov’s statement came in response to Dorsey’s shared post on X, which raised concerns about Signal’s insecurity, particularly questioning the messenger’s encryption methods.

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