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Jack Dorsey leaves Bluesky board

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of social media platform Bluesky, has left the board of the company. Dorsey, announced his decision on X (formerly known as Twitter), which he co-founded, on Saturday and the news was later confirmed by Bluesky.

While posting about grants for open protocols from his philanthropic Start Small initiative, an X user on Saturday asked Dorsey if he was still on the Bluesky board. To this, Dorsey responded in one-word “no”.

Toady, Bluesky confirmed Dorsey’s exit from the board, reasons for which are still unclear. “We sincerely thank Jack for his help funding and initiating the bluesky project. Today, Bluesky is thriving as an open source social network running on atproto, the decentralized protocol we have built,” Bluesky wrote on its platfrom.

“With Jack’s departure, we are 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. More to come!,” it added.

We sincerely thank Jack for his help funding and initiating the bluesky project. Today, Bluesky is thriving as an open source social network running on atproto, the decentralized protocol we have built.

— Bluesky (@bsky.app) May 6, 2024 at 1:41 AM

Founded in 2019 with the support of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Bluesky set out to offer an alternative platform rooted in the principles of decentralization and open protocols. Meaning, it allow users to have more control over their data and the content they see, while also potentially addressing issues like censorship and moderation.

In February, the platform, what Bluesky calls “social internet”, officially opened its doors to the public. It was previously in invite-only beta for around a year. Within just two days of opening registration, the total number of accounts on the platform has rose to over four million and total posts around 147.5 million.

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