Censorship-Crazed Jack Dorsey Auctions His First Tweet, Bids Reach Obscene Levels

Censorship-Crazed Jack Dorsey Auctions His First Tweet, Bids Reach Obscene Levels
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Where to start with autocratic zillionaire Jack Dorsey. The founder and CEO of Twitter has demonstrated time and time again he has no qualms about censoring conservatives and conservative content, most notably then-President Trump, whose account was permanently suspended on January 8. In a tweet announcing the suspension, Twitter said:

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”

The censorship-crazed Big Tech honcho is once again making headlines, albeit for an entirely different reason than his penchant for censoring conservatives.

As reported by The New York Post, Dorsey on Saturday announced on Twitter that his very first tweet, from March 21, 2006, was up for auction — as “digital memorabilia.”

Dorsey’s tweet will remain right where it is on Twitter, even after it’s “bought” in the online auction, which I’ll explain in a bit. Dorsey’s simple tweet — “just setting up my twttr” — was posted on Twitter, along with “Want to buy this tweet?”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s first tweet ever from 2006 is up for sale.

The current bid is $2 million.

The buyer gets “an autographed digital certificate, signed using cryptography, that will include metadata of the original tweet.”

As of this article, the high bid was $2.5 million. But, hey — the “winner” gets “an autographed digital certificate” from Jack, “signed using cryptography, that will include metadata from the original tweet,” so…

As The Post reported, the battle to buy Dorsey’s first tweet is part of the latest digital craze, known as “non-fungible tokens,” or NFTs. An NFT is created using blockchain technology, the same tech behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.

In an article about NTFs and why they’re suddenly so popular, The Verge, explains that the “non-fungible” part means the “tokens” are one-of-a-kind and can’t be replaced.

As The Post noted, Dorsey tweeted a link Friday to the online auction being held on the site Valuables. Before he shared the link, the bid price was under $1 million. By Saturday afternoon, the price had jumped to $2.5 million.

The 44-year-old Dorsey is reportedly worth an estimated $12.5 billion, according to Forbes. But as The Post reported, there has been no sign that the auction was charity.

Gee, I wonder what Donald Trump’s final tweet would sell for?

As a non-fungible token, of course.

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