Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked Jack Dorsey’s replacement as Twitter CEO with a photo referencing Joseph Stalin’s purges – comparing new CEO Parag Agrawal to the Soviet leader and Dorsey to one of his victims.
Dorsey announced on Monday that he would be stepping down from his role as CEO of Twitter, which he had held since 2015. Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal was named as Dorsey’s replacement and he thanked his predecessor in a post which showed the two together.
Though there did not appear to be any bad blood between Dorsey and Agrawal, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk trolled the two with a meme on Wednesday, which showed Agrawal’s face pasted onto Stalin’s body and Dorsey’s face pasted onto Stalin’s interior ministry [NKVD] chief Nikolai Yezhov.
The meme appeared to reference an infamous case of censorship under Stalin, where the Soviet leader had Yezhov removed from a photo after he fell out of favor and was executed in a purge.
Just days into the job, Agrawal has banned sharing images or videos of private individuals without their consent in what critics have blasted as the crackdown on independent journalism on the platform. (RT)
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