Rolling Stone has dropped a big interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, and it’s definitely an interesting read if you’re intersected in the increasingly contentious debate about free speech, hate speech, and radicalisation online. Despite not being the most popular social network, its high-profile userbase means Twitter is always at the centre of these conversations, and a huge volume of criticism is constantly directed at the company – and Mr Dorsey – over how they handle it.
But that’s not why I have gathered you here today. I have gathered you here for a more urgent matter, which is that Dorsey says Mark Zuckerberg kills goats in his Palo Alto backyard and feeds them to his guests. Behold:
What was your most memorable encounter with Zuckerberg?
Well, there was a year when he was only eating what he was killing. He made goat for me for dinner. He killed the goat.
In front of you?
No. He killed it before. I guess he kills it. He kills it with a laser gun and then the knife. Then they send it to the butcher.
A . . . laser gun?
I don’t know. A stun gun. They stun it, and then he knifed it. Then they send it to a butcher. Evidently in Palo Alto there’s a rule or regulation that you can have six livestock on any lot of land, so he had six goats at the time. I go, “We’re eating the goat you killed?” He said, “Yeah.” I said, “Have you eaten goat before?” He’s like, “Yeah, I love it.” I’m like, “What else are we having?” “Salad.” I said, “Where is the goat?” “It’s in the oven.” Then we waited for about 30 minutes. He’s like, “I think it’s done now.” We go in the dining room. He puts the goat down. It was cold. That was memorable. I don’t know if it went back in the oven. I just ate my salad.
It’s hard to find a metaphor in that.
I don’t know what you’re going to do with that, but hopefully that’s not the headline. Revenge is a dish best served warm. Or cold.
Being rich: it’s a trip, folks.