Jack Dorsey breaks his silence on Twitters decision to ban Trump after Capitol riots – Business Insider


Jack Dorsey breaks his silence on Twitter's decision to ban Trump after Capitol riots

Jack Dorsey breaks his silence on Twitter’s decision to ban Trump after Capitol riots

“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump,” Dorsey said in a Twitter rant on the current status of social media.

  • Jack Dorsey broke his silence Wednesday on Twitter’s decision to permanently ban President Donald Trump.
  • Dorsey called it “the right decision for Twitter” amid “an extraordinary and untenable” circumstances, but said a ban was a “failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation” and that could set a “dangerous” precedent.
  • In the series of tweets, Dorsey also advocated for more open and decentralized approaches to developing social media standards, citing Bitcoin as an example of a technology “not controlled or influenced by any single individual.”
  • Twitter, Facebook, and Snap indefinitely banned Trump after he incited rioters at the US Capitol last week, while Apple, Google, and Amazon all cut ties with far-right social media upstart Parler, reigniting debates over the balance between speech and public safety.
  • Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday for “incitement of insurrection,” related to last week’s Capitol riots.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke out on Wednesday for the first time following an attempted insurrection at the US Capitol last week – and Twitter’s decision to permanently banish the president over his role in it.

In a series of tweets, Dorsey said he believed Twitter made the right call given the extreme situation, while also expressing concerns about possible negative long-term consequences and advocating for more decentralized efforts to police social media platforms.

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