After Watching the Throne Since July, Jack Dorsey Is Back as CEO of Twitter

Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, will also remain CEO of Square, a mobile payments startup he also co-founded.

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After several months of enjoying his status as interim chief in the wake of Dick Costolo's exit in July, Jack Dorsey has been named permanent CEO of Twitter. Dorsey, of course, co-founded Twitter in 2006 and initially served as CEO before shifting his focus to the role of chairman of the board in 2008. Twitter's announcement, though not exactly a surprise, does refute previous claims that Dorsey's status as CEO of Square would hinder his chances at a permanent return to the Twitter throne:

Dorsey then took to Twitter, of all places, to expound on his plans for the future and how he envisions Twitter's place in the growing battle to retain digital freedom in the face of misguided censorship:

During a recent Twitter earnings call, Dorsey spoke candidly about this future and Twitter's determination at ensuring an ease of access with regards to the most pertinent information at any given moment, for any given person. "'Why Twitter' must be articulated clearly," Dorsey said, as quoted by CNN Money. "What should you expect from Twitter? To be as easy as looking out your window to see what's happening. To show you what's happening in the world [first], directly from the source."

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