Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the the decision of the social medium to ban U.S. President Donald Trump’s account indefinitely,
He however added that the move would set a dangerous precedent.
Recall that Twitter decided to ban the outgoing president in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last 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,” Dorsey wrote in a Twitter thread.
However, he also said he feels turning to a ban ultimately connotes a failure by Twitter to ensure healthy conversation.
“Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us.
“They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning and sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation,” Dorsey wrote.