Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said the decision to ban U.S. President Donald Trump was necessary, but raises questions about the power of social-media companies and Twitter’s failure to promote healthy conversation.
“This was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety,” the CEO wrote as part of a series of tweets, his first public comments since Twitter permanently removed Trump’s account on Friday.
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?1:16 AM · Jan 14, 2021
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