26.3 C
Monday, January 18, 2021
Home Latest News Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey defends Donald Trump Twitter ban

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey defends Donald Trump Twitter ban

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, in a series of Tweets, has defended the social media giant’s decision to ban Donald Trump from the platform.

He revealed that he felt banning US President’s account was the right move for the social network.

Five days ago, Twitter permanently banned Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement.

Initially, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter temporarily had only suspended US President Donald Trump from their social media platforms following posts related to the Capitol invasion on Wednesday, 6 January 2020.

The ban was effected two days after the president was accused of inciting a mob that broke into the US Capitol to disrupt Congress.

Read Also: This is Jack Dorsey’s final answer to whether Twitter is ever getting an edit button

Trump was also banned indefinitely by Facebook that day. Yesterday, YouTube suspended his account. The president was banned from Snapchat as well today.

Dorsey blamed Twitter’s failure “to promote healthy conversation,” stating that Twitter needed to look critically at inconsistencies of its policy and enforcement. He went on to say that social platforms needed more transparency around moderation.

Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all,” he wrote.

Banning the @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account had “real and significant ramifications,” Dorsey wrote. Dorsey said that the widespread suspension of the president by many platforms challenged the notion that if people didn’t like Twitter’s rules, they could simply go somewhere else. And though the president can issue a press release or call a press conference whenever he wishes — or simply go on television — Dorsey expressed concern that the enforcement actions might “erode a free and open global internet.

Jenny M
Jennifer Madunagu is a diction/phonetics instructor and also a creative writer. She loves seeing movies and enjoys reading books. To follow Jennifer Madunagu - Twitter: @Jmadunagu



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Watch The Trailer for Alter Ego

Follow Our Instagram Page

Most Popular

Bet9ja guide 2021: Bet9ja shop, old bet9ja mobile shops, become Bet9ja agent & more

Bet9ja is a sports betting company, which rewards sports lovers for their passion for the games. You can find Bet9ja shops on most streets...

Liverpool takes on Manchester United in battle for Premier League top spot

Liverpool will look forward to hosting Manchester United as the Red Devils and the Reds contest for rights to top the Premier League table, here is...

Warner Bros. moves Godzilla vs Kong release to two months earlier; they can’t wait and we can’t either!

Warner Bros. has announced that "Godzilla vs. Kong" will be coming on 26 March 2021, two months earlier than its initial May 2021 date. It...

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Spanish Super Cup final preview

Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao come face-to-face in the Spanish Super Cup final after they both had to dig deep to see off to be...