Jack Dorsey was not arrested protesting in Ferguson

August 17, 2014
August 17, 2014
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Who would have thought misinformation would spread on Twitter? Reuters/Rebecca Cook

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey went marching in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday night with everyone protesting the death of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of local police. The St. Louis native—Ferguson is a suburb—walked with the small, peaceful crowds, followed State Highway Police Captain Ron Johnson in a march, and (what else?) tweeted and vined his experiences, such as this:

Missouri governor Jay Nixon imposed a midnight curfew after looting took place on Friday, and police moved in on the small group that refused to disperse chanting, “We ready. We ready. We ready for y’all,” late into the rain-soaked night. Seven people were arrested and charged with “failure to disperse,” the New York Times reported. Rumors spread that Dorsey was arrested, too. Dorsey chimed in with other sources to confirm that he was not:

He appears to have left at midnight or just after, sticking to the governor’s curfew. But he will back on Sunday:

 

 

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