Twitter CEO Tweets About Banning Trump From Site
Added 01-14-21 02:07:02am EST - “Twitter kicked President Donald Trump off of its site following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. CEO Jack Dorsey said major corporations have too much power and pose a risk to a "free" Internet.” - Npr.org
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that he believes tech companies that banned President Trump from various social media platforms was a move that sets a dangerous precedent for a free Internet. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday that he believes tech companies that banned President Trump from various social media platforms was a move that sets a dangerous precedent for a free Internet.
"The right decision" is how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey characterized banning President Trump from his social media platform. But he lamented that the move was divisive and sets a precedent that Dorsey said is dangerous to a "free and open global internet."
In his 13-tweet thread, Dorsey said the "offline harm" posed by Trump's tweets drove the company to kick the president off of Twitter.
Twitter banned Trump following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. The company blamed a pattern of behavior that persistently violated their rules. Facebook and Snapchat followed suit and have banned Trump's accounts. YouTube suspended the president for at least a week.
I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?— jack (@jack) January 14, 2021
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