Jack Dorsey

How Jack Dorsey plans to change Twitter

Jack Dorsey speaking at TED2019.
Jack Dorsey speaking at TED2019. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios

In an effort to make Twitter a healthier place, CEO Jack Dorsey said the company is looking to change the focus from following specific individuals to tracking topics of interest, a significant shift from the way the service has always operated.

Why it matters: Twitter remains filled with harassment, especially for women, people of color and LGBTQ communities.

Jack Dorsey records interview with anti-vaccine personality

Jack Dorsey. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Twitter's founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recorded a yet-to-be-released podcast with fitness personality, Ben Greenfield, who has a history of spreading false claims that "vaccines do indeed cause autism," thanking him in a tweet on Tuesday.

Reality check: Dorsey's comments come on the heels of other online platforms, from Facebook to Pinterest to Amazon, taking steps to combat misinformation about vaccinations. To date, Twitter had steered clear of the controversy. In February, Greenfield recommended that his fanbase watch the documentary "Vaxxed."

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