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Twitter CEO defends action taken against Trump


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.