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Flying high: former Twitter execs keep the dream alive

Some of the social media platform’s former policy team have re-emerged as Blue Owl. We talk to those behind the new advisory firm

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Colin Crowell remembers the feeling within Twitter in 2013 when the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag started trending.

He remembers, too, the MeToo movement and the way it spread like wildfire on the platform after a slew of sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

And Twitter’s former head of global public policy can also recall how the Ferguson protests – an uprising that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer – were marshalled ...