Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Jack Dorsey no longer on Bluesky board

It is understood that Jack Dorsey has left the Bluesky board. As TechCrunch noticed, Dorsey, Bluesky's best-known supporter and former Twitter CEO, made the announcement at X over the weekend. When a user asked “Are you still on the Bluesky board?” He simply answered the question “No”.

The decentralized social network, which was launched as a project by the then-Twitter team in 2019, eventually spun off on its own. The platform, which was accessible only by invitation for about a year, was opened to the public in March. While Dorsey sits on Bluesky's board of directors, Bluesky is led by Jay Graber, who has been CEO since 2021.

Jack Dorsey had mixed thoughts about Elon Musk's Twitter takeover. But apparently he has now changed his views. Saturday on X “Don't trust companies to give you your rights. Protect them yourself using freedom technology (you are using one),” he wrote.

Bluesky also confirmed his departure in two posts on Sunday, thanking Dorsey and announcing that it was looking for a new board member who “shares our commitment to building a social network where users can take control of their experience.”

Neither Bluesky nor Dorsey has commented on how or why he left the board. For now, two board members remain: CEO Jay Graeber and Jabber/XMPP inventor Jeremie Miller. Dorsey first backed Bluesky in 2019 as a project to develop an open-source social media standard that he wanted Twitter to use. When he left Twitter in 2022, he joined Bluesky's board of directors.

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