The inmates are officially running the asylum.
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who recently announced he wants to live in the woods in Africa instead of sitting behind a desk managing the two massive public companies he is at the helm of, has reached out to Elon Musk for advice on how to improve Twitter.
Yes, gone are the days of market research and focus groups and in are the days of reaching out to another airheaded Silicon Valley CEO - who happened to have committed arguably the most egregious securities fraud in history on social media - and asking him for advice on how he'd improve the platform.
The two spoke on a video link in front of thousands of Twitter employees Thursday, according to Business Insider. During the conversation, Dorsey asked for "direct feedback on Twitter and asked Musk what he would do if he was running the platform.
Oh, I don't know, maybe release a version that won't be available for 6 years and take deposits on it?
Musk's advice was tools to "help differentiate" between real and fake users. Because maybe coming right out and just asking Jack to ban short sellers would have been a bit much...
"Is this a real person, or is this a bot net, or a sort of troll army, or something like that?" Musk said.
Musk continued: "Basically, how do you tell if the feedback is real or someone trying to manipulate the system, or probably real, or probably trying to manipulate the system. What do people actually want? What are people actually upset about versus manipulation of the system by various interest groups?"
Despite Twitter being smaller than most social networks, it is still growing and Dorsey has committed to "healthier conversation" on the platform. You know, like calling international heroes pedophiles...
Musk has 30 million followers on the platform and spends his days on it dealing with individual Tesla service complaints, making stupid Monty Python jokes and finding new various way to ridicule the SEC.
In 2016, Dorsey praised Musk's used of Twitter, calling his account "a really good model of how to use it well."
Some people on social media disagree:
Twitter CEO asks guy who used Twitter to commit the single biggest securities fraud in history how to fix Twitter.— Mark B. Spiegel (@markbspiegel) January 17, 2020
How much longer can this POSSIBLY go on, lol? https://t.co/24nhrhDAxd