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Breakingviews: Twitter CEO’s excuses look like fake news

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter
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Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter

Someone needs to remind Jack Dorsey that brevity is the soul of wit – not to mention of Twitter. The social-media platform chief executive's long-winded excuses about the firm's fourth-quarter earnings could use an edit that cuts to the chase: Sad!

The purveyor of 140-character blasts beloved by President Donald Trump posted its slowest year-on-year revenue growth in the last three months of last year since it went public in 2013. Despite political, media, corporate and investor interest in Trump's almost uninterrupted stream of tweets, Twitter eked out only a one percent increase in sales. Its shares slumped 10 percent on Thursday morning