Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, have been testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about very important topics affecting the internet, so of course, the internet being the internet, it used his crucial testimony to turn his beard into a meme. Way to go, once again, internet.
Dorsey and Sandberg are in Washington to face charges that their social media platforms favor liberals and meddled with the 2016 election. Google, however, was represented by this empty chair.
“We don’t consider political viewpoints, perspectives, or party affiliation in any of our policies or enforcement decisions. Period,” Dorsey told the Senate on Wednesday. “Impartiality is our guiding principle.”
“(We) found no statistically significant difference between the number of times a tweet by a Democrat is viewed versus a Republican, even after our ranking and filtering of tweets has been applied,” Dorsey continued.
Twitter shares fell 6 percent on Wednesday and Dorsey shared on Twitter how stressed the Senate hearing was making him on Tuesday with a screenshot of his Apple Heart app which showed his heart rate spike at 109, well over his resting heart rate of 44 beats per minute. 44 BEATS PER MINUTE?! Is he an Olympic marathon runner in his spare time?
And while all that was going on, affecting the stock market, the internet, elections, and well, most of America, many on Twitter have been more focused on the fact that Dorsey was rocking one seriously majestic beard during the hearing.
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