Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent

This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Photo: AP/Matt Rourke, File. This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia.

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Created: January 13, 2021 09:17 PM

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey broke his silence with a Twitter thread defending his company’s ban of President Donald Trump as the right decision, although he warned that it could set a dangerous precedent.

When Twitter called out Trump's incitement to violence, Dorsey said the company faced an “extraordinary and untenable circumstance” with respect to public safety. “I believe this was the right decision for Twitter,” Dorsey wrote.

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