Twitter’s CEO spoke for the first time ever since’s Donald Trump’s permanent ban from the social media giant’s platform.
According to media reports, Jack Dorsey explained how banning the US president from Twitter for life was the best decision and the right one. However, he also added how the ban poses a dangerous threat when looking at the big picture in the long run.
Twitter’s CEO spoke out via a series of Tweets that were released on Wednesday. Here, he shed more light on the permanent ban that Twitter handed down last week, right after Trump’s enraged supporters stormed the Capitol in DC. “I don’t celebrate the ban, neither do I feel proud about it,” he mentioned.
However, he did say that it was the right decision, keeping in mind the circumstances that surrounded it. Describing it as an extraordinary as well as untenable circumstance, he says that it was an action taken in light of the public’s safety.
Jack also mentioned how offline harm due to online speeches is very real and poses an immense threat.
In the same way, he talked about the concern relating to other giants like Apple, Amazon, as well as Google.
Recently, both Apple, as well as Google, took off Parler from its app stores.Therefore, it was not available for use via smartphones. Moreover, Parler’s entire site was also taken offline, when Amazon stopped to provide a range of hosting services for the organization.
On the other hand, Snapchat was the latest platform that announced recently how it would also be following Twitter with Trump’s ban for life.
It mentioned how the decision was made in light of the interest of the public’s safety, as the President started to spread misinformation, incite violence while giving rise to hate speech too.
Today, the only way the president can reach out to American citizens directly through social media is via the White House’s official YouTube channel.