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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on Joe Rogan’s podcast—again

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He was joined by the company’s chief legal officer.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey appeared on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast on Tuesday for the second time in a month for a showdown over his company’s policies and actions, especially banning conservatives.

This time, Rogan and Dorsey were joined by independent journalist Tim Pool and Twitter’s chief legal officer, Vijaya Gadde.

When he appeared on the podcast on Feb. 2, Dorsey discussed at length Twitter’s policies and what he said were the company’s responsibilities.

Afterward, Rogan was accused of softballing questions by some angry conservatives who believe that the social media company actively persecutes those on the right. They criticized the comedian for not discussing the banning of high-profile, fringe-right personalities. The podcast even resulted in a feud, only recently resolved, between Rogan and his friend Alex Jones of conspiracy theory peddling website InfoWars.

Rogan was not going to open himself to the same criticism twice, however, and invited former guest Pool to engage and question the Twitter representatives.

Pool, who regularly covers the culture war on YouTube, describes himself as a “social liberal” and, like Rogandisassociates from the right. But Pool has been criticized by some activists on the left as “alt-right adjacent.”

On the podcast, Pool was keen to discuss instances in which Twitter enforced suspensions against conservatives and to assert that the company was implementing its policies with ideological bias.

Gadde countered that the platform seeks to promote free speech and that punishment for accounts which violate the company’s harassment guidelines is applied without political bias or the intent to “police ideology.”

Some liberals were furious that Dorsey was back on Rogan’s show.

Others lashed out at Pool.

Some users were delighted to see Twitter taken to task.

Meanwhile, a host of internet users simply shared the link, flagging what they anticipated would be somewhat of a car crash bid by Twitter to do public relations via podcast.

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a reporter who specializes in national politics, internet culture, and technology. He previously covered civil liberties, crime, and politics for Vice.