Banning Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says - Business Insider

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Twitter banned President Trump from its platform after the attempted coup on January 6. CEO Jack Dorsey believes that sets a "dangerous" precedent.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey worries that taking action to permanently suspend President Donald Trump from the platform "sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation."

Dorsey called the ban "a failure of ours" in a series of tweets Wednesday night. "Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us," he said.

His comments came exactly a week after mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol building and broke in on Wednesday, January 6. Five people died during the attempted insurrection, including a US Capitol police officer, and dozens more were injured.

Dorsey explained the decision to ban Trump as a forced action due to the offline effect of Trump's words. "Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all," he said. "I believe this was the right decision for Twitter."

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