Vote Yes to a Co-op with Your Users
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Twitter is under threat of being sold, and selling out its users.
For a lot of us Twitter is the fastest, easiest way to know and share what’s going on around us – it sparks conversations, spreads information, and energizes movements.
But Wall Street thinks the company is a failure because it’s not raking in enough profit for shareholders. That means that Twitter is up for sale, and there is a real risk that the new owner may ruin our beloved platform with a narrow pursuit of profit or political gains.
We want the company to share its future with those whose participation make it so valuable: its users. There’s a growing movement urging Twitter to work with users to find a way to buy it, and to turn it into a cooperatively owned platform. We can foster innovation from the community and create a better, more user-friendly business model. The Associated Press, REI, and the Green Bay Packers all demonstrate the profitability and popularity of democratic ownership models.
In April and May, shareholders will vote on our proposal for Twitter to research the benefits of converting into some kind of co-op.
Sign our petition urging Twitter to say YES to a co-op.
YES gives shareholders analysis and insights into the value of an exit to democratic user ownership. No means we'll never know :(
It's time we expand our imaginations in order to create a more open, inclusive, and people-centered Internet.
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