Jack Dorsey Departs BlueSky Board and Calls X a ‘Technology for Freedom’

Jack Dorsey has left the board of the social networking service Bluesky, which he helped fund and popularize a year ago following regret over the sale to Elon Musk.

The Twitter co-founder took to Musk-owned X, now rebranded as X, to tout his new philanthropic grants to open internet protocols, which he described as “freedom technology.” He also referred to that class of tech, elaborating only to say that corporations can build upon open protocols too.

Dorsey whittled down the list of people he follows on X to just three: Musk, Edward Snowden and Stella Assange, wife of the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher. It suggested an apparent warming of relations between X’s owner and Dorsey, who had posted on Bluesky a year ago that “it all went south” after Musk’s takeover and radical transformation of Twitter.

don’t depend on corporations to grant you rights.defend them yourself using freedom technology.(you’re on one)— jack (@jack)

Bluesky is a network and protocol launched to pursue Dorsey’s platonic ideal for Twitter as a service without central control, and it opened to all interested users in February. The social service made a splash in its early days as a way to escape the upheaval at Twitter after Musk’s acquisition, though it has since been overshadowed by the launch of Meta Platforms Inc.’s Threads as the most viable alternative. Dorsey responded to a question on X as to whether he was still on the Bluesky board with a “.”