Former Bush aide derailed career with questionable tweets; creates app for that
WASHINGTON – Ethan Czahor, a former aide for politician Jeb Bush, wants to make it easy for you to erase your more crass comments and embarrassing pics from social media.
Czahor developed a new app called Clear, which has just entered Beta testing, designed to scan all social media platforms for something that could be detrimental for the app user.
“This is something that is going to be a bigger problem and a worse problem for everyone in the future,” Czahor noted in a statement, observing that millennials are the first generation to have a huge chunk of their lives preserved online.
Social media facilitates someone’s fall from grace every day.
Recently, Trevor Noah, the South African comedian slated to replace Jon Stewart on the popular “Daily Show” was one such case.
Less than 24 hours after his replacing Stewart was announced, numerous tweets were uncovered that cast Noah in a less-than-flattering light. Noah argued the tweets were taken out of context but the damage was done.
Czahor is sympathetic to the plight of people like Noah because he lived it. In February Czahor was hired as a technology consultant for Jeb Bush’s Right to Rise Political Action Committee, the likely foundation of Bush’s presidential run.
Less than two days after starting his job, Czahor was forced to resign when it was reveled he’d made unsavory tweets about women and gay men.
Czahor has told media outlets his tweets were taken out of context; he also reiterated that his Clear app, which thus far has 500 Beta testers signed up, isn’t meant to help users conceal hateful comments.
“The vast majority of people who will find this useful will be the ones who said something in the past, but in the future looking back, it’s just not what they meant to say or it didn’t come out right,” Czahor said.
When asked by The Hill if he thought his App could be the next big thing, Czahor said, “I had a very well-crafted plan with what I wanted to do with my life and then it kind of blew up in my face, so I’m just kind of going with the flow. We’ll see where it takes me.”