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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says banning Trump was ’right’ but ’dangerous’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says banning Trump was ’right’ but ’dangerous’

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, has said banning President Donald Trump from the microblogging platform was the right thing to do. However, Dorsey acknowledged that the ban was in part Twitter’s failure as the company hadn’t done enough to encourage ’healthy conversations.’ He also said the ban ’sets a precedent I feel is dangerous.’ He said ’extraordinary circumstances’ forced Twitter to ban Trump.

Something Witty
Something Witty 1 weeks

Slippery slope. All that’s been proven in my eyes from the last year is that what the right has been saying for years is true. It didn’t have to be, but it was made reality.

Matt 1 weeks

Your corporations are bigger than the government. This is the future the Democrats worked for. What are they anymore?

Viviko 1 weeks

You know something is wrong when you have to explain why a decision is right. I have a feeling some favors were exchanged between the Politicians and big tech... Like maybe postponing the break up of Big Tech if they just shut Trump up?

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 1 weeks

I was watching the House vote yesterday on the Impeachment articles, and I forget his name, but one rep literally stated that if Vice President Pence did not do his biding, then he should be tossed out of government... go rewatch. It was within the last hour or so.

Mat McKenzie
Mat McKenzie 1 weeks

Jack should of just said that it is not in his financial interest to ban anyone. He would of gotten a much better reception.

Fred V
Fred V 1 weeks

Jack is a POS.

DScott 1 weeks

We gave Tech the keys to the castle. We used Twitter like some sort of public utility so politicians could speak directly to us. We gave tech section 230 because we said “you are an open park where people say what they want.” Big tech is now purging if you don’t confirm to their hyper politically correct leftist view of the world. Now what happens? The internet will need to fragment that is if Tech who controls app stores and cloud servers even lets us

Tiggs 1 weeks

The best thing I heard from him then was that he acknowledged that his company had not done enough to promote healthy conversations. Moving forward I hope that he will adapt his company to prevent it happening again.

Rocky 1 weeks

The right choice if he wanted to commit corporate suicide. Stocks are STILL in freefall. Twitter is collapsing after shedding 50% of their site traffic. They have destroyed their market value and destroyed their ad revenue by killing traffic. I think it was the right decision too because it will likely be the end of the disgusting anti-american business.

_tallman 1 weeks

Yea and he's also saying Uganda's banning of social media during their election is a "threat to the idea of an open internet"

Hayden 1 weeks

Where has the all the faith in free market gone? All the people demanding stricter regulation are the ones who used to throw around words like communist and socialist for leftists.

tw_cc 1 weeks

It's a tough call but we know better than you peons. We protected you from harming yourselves and will continue to take this difficult responsibility of protecting you idiots from yourselves!

Big 1 weeks

Jack is an ass....Jackass...

Kevin 1 weeks

this is such hypocrisy the Ayatollah can tweet but the president of the United States cannot are you kidding me and parlor you're telling me these bastards have the legal right to shut down the voice of 15 million people

Adam 1 weeks

There will be fires burning soon over this.

Joyce 1 weeks

I see Twitter has lot clients, I am one of them I do not want an America where corporatations decide who can participate, work or speak

David 1 weeks

Dorsey failed to mention that it was Twitter's fault for not following their own policies to begin with that led to Trump death spiral. Twitter had previously stated that President Trump had a type of executive privilege on Twitter and was not be banned or posting things that a normal citizen would be banned for. This is akin to a spoiled child that gets whatever they want and then one day is told that they have to follow the same rules as everybody else. They'll see it as an injustice and the 'you can't can't tell me what to do' movement started to pick up steam due to Twitter's own choice to allow to go on for so long. This is a lesson that shows us that there can't be a different set of rules for the powerful rich for they will eventually abuse that power using the entitlement that was given to them. my guess is that Twitter wanted to avoid a stock dip by banning present United States. So when faced with the choice between losing money or putting up with a loudmouth they chose the unmoral road since money trumps all decisions.

Aaron 1 weeks

No...he was wrong and pretty clearly knows it.

Aleks 1 weeks

There is nothing the right says that is true.

David 1 weeks

I’m more concerned about your mental condition than Trump.

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