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Twitter CEO explained the reasons for the closure of Donald Trump’s account

Jack Dorsey, el CEO de la red social Twitter

Jack Dorsey, CEO of the popular American social network, Twitter, has published several messages in which he explains the reasons why the platform decided to block the personal account of the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

The action taken by the social network last week. has generated great controversy around the world, because many people have considered the block of Trump’s account as an attack on freedom of expressionTherefore, a global debate was immediately generated as to whether the measure taken by the blue bird company was correct or not.

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“I am neither celebrating nor proud that we have to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or the way we came to this decision. After a clear warning that we would take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical security both on and off Twitter. Was this correct? ” The CEO of the social network published and wondered.

At first, the version that was released as soon as Twitter canceled Trump’s account was that they did so because of the “risk of new incitements to violence.” This in reference to the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, when Congress was preparing to certify Joe Biden as president of the North American nation.

“I think this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and unsustainable circumstance that forced us to focus all our actions on public safety. Outstanding damage as a result of online discourse is demonstrably real, and it is what drives our policy and its compliance first and foremost ” said Dorsey, who then continued, “That said, having to ban an account has real and significant consequences. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I believe that a ban is our ultimate failure to promote healthy conversation. And a moment for us to reflect on our operations and the environment that surrounds us ”.

Jack Dorsey's Tweets thread on the reasons Donald Trump's account was closed
Jack Dorsey’s Tweets thread on the reasons Donald Trump’s account was closed

Trump’s account had already been temporarily suspended (for 12 hours) on Wednesday of last week and some of the tweets blocked after the outgoing president, who will leave the White House on January 20, harangue his followers to advance on the Capitol.

In the resulting riots at least five dead and dozens injured after the president’s sympathizers, whom the Republican called “patriots” and who said in a video on Twitter that he loved, they will enter the Congress building.

Having to take these actions fragments the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And set a precedent that I consider dangerous: the power that an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation”. The CEO of Twitter explained in the messages in which he argued the reasons for the blockade of Trump’s account.

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Additionally, Jack Dorsey added: “The control and responsibility for this power has always been the fact that a service like Twitter is a small part of a larger public conversation that takes place on the Internet. If people don’t agree with our rules and compliance, they can just go to another internet service. “.

Los tweets del director general de Twitter, Jack Dorsey
Los tweets del director general de Twitter, Jack Dorsey

After Twitter decided to block Trump, The outgoing president tried to express his discontent through the official account of the Presidency of the United States, @POTUS. However, in a matter of moments, Trump’s messages were removed from the account.

“As I have been telling you for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in censoring free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with Democrats and the radical left to remove my account from the platform, to silence me, and YOU … the big 75,000,000 ″Trump wrote from the account of the presidency.

Trump's messages on the official Twitter account of the US presidency @POTUS
Trump’s messages on the official Twitter account of the US presidency @POTUS

Then in another post he also added: “Let’s even consider building our own platform in the near future, we will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about freedom of expression. They are based on promoting a platform to the radical left where some of the most vicious people in the world are enabled to express themselves freely … ”.

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“STAY TUNED!” Trump ended in a third message from the official account of the presidency, @POTUS, which were deleted by the social network.

Regarding the decision made by several digital companies such as Google, Amazon and Apple, to remove the Parler app from their stores, a social network that Trump followers began to use as an alternative to Twitter, the CEO of Twitter highlighted the following:

“This concept was challenged last week when several key Internet tool providers also decided not to host what they considered dangerous. I don’t think this was coordinated. More likely: companies reached their own conclusions or were emboldened by the actions of others “.


Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump’s account

What is Parler, the social network where Trump’s followers migrated and that has already been removed from Google Play

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