Jack Dorsey says (on X) that he’s not on the Bluesky board anymore

Jack Dorsey says (on X) that he’s not on the Bluesky board anymore

The company hasn’t publicly confirmed his departure.

Jack Dorsey says (on X) that he’s not on the Bluesky board anymore
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Jack Dorsey has apparently exited the Bluesky board. As spotted by TechCrunch, the former Twitter CEO who was previously Bluesky’s highest-profile proponent shared the life update this weekend on X, where he’s been posting a lot lately. In response to a user who asked “are you still on the bsky board,” Dorsey said only, “no.” That’s it, nothing more. Engadget has reached out to the company for comment and will update this story if we hear back.

The decentralized social network started as a project by a team at then-Twitter back in 2019, but it eventually split off on its own. It only opened to the public this March after being invite-only for almost a year. While Jack Dorsey sat on its board, Bluesky is led by Jay Graber, its CEO since 2021. Dorsey has said mixed things about X since Elon Musk’s takeover, but it seems he’s now swung back around. On Saturday, he posted on X, “don’t depend on corporations to grant you rights. defend them yourself using freedom technology. (you’re on one).”

The company has made no mention yet of Dorsey’s departure, and he’s still named as a board member on its website. Dorsey seemingly deleted his own Bluesky account months ago, TechCrunch notes.

Update, May 6 2024, 11:28AM ET: Bluesky has since confirmed Dorsey’s departure on its official account. The company also noted that it’s “searching for a new board member for the Bluesky public benefit company who shares our commitment to building a social network that puts people in control of their experience.”

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