Emmett Shear, the recently appointed CEO of OpenAI, is a relatively well-known figure in Silicon Valley. Former CEO and cofounder of the live-streaming platform Twitch, Shear was named as the next CEO of OpenAI after Sam Altman was fired by the board. However, a history of questionable tweets has raised some eyebrows about his new role.
Shear has been a prominent figure in the tech industry for years, not only for his entrepreneurial accomplishments but also for his social media presence. Several tweets, dating back just a few months from today, have recently resurfaced, sparking concerns about his appointment to the helm of one of the world’s leading AI research organizations.
Among the tweets in question, Shear gleefully wades into polarizing debates and fringe conversations around rape fantasies and nazis. Here are just some of the tweets in question:
The Nazis were very evil ...
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