Twitter CEO Calls Trump Ban “Right” But Also “Dangerous”

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JACK DORSEY, the founder and CEO of Twitter, has called the recent ban of Donald Trump from the platform “right” but also “dangerous”.

The tech giant’s boss said that, although the permanent ban on the controversial President’s account was the “right” thing to do it also sets a “dangerous” precedent.

Jack Dorsey has spoken of the “extraordinary and untenable circumstances” surrounding Mr. Trump’s permanent suspension following the attack on Washington’s Capitol building by his supporters. He also described the ban as marking a failure of the company, which hadn’t done enough to foster “healthy conversation” across its platforms.

“We made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter,” Dorsey said. The CEO conceded that the move would have consequences for web censorship and freedom of speech, adding that “Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us….And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous.”

Although the decision to permanently ban Trump from Twitter has been praised by many, others including some world leaders have expressed their concerns about the precedent set by a company controlling the communications of the US President.

On Monday, a spokesperson for Angela Merkel said the German Chancellor found the social media ban “problematic”, while Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez said: “I don’t like anybody being censored.”


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Oisin Sweeney

Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...

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