Twitter CEO Dorsey on Trump Ban: 'I Believe This was the Right Decision for Twitter'

Nick Kangadis | January 14, 2021
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made his bed, and now he has to lie in it. Dorsey’s platform banned President Donald Trump while Dorsey was on vacation, and the subsequent financial fallout resulting from said ban is at least hilarious and at most true “justice.” Free speech is not a play thing for Silicon Valley nerds to play with. I guess this is what happens when your create a tone-deaf echo chamber.

Dorsey posted a long Twitter thread on Wednesday, but we won’t bore you with all of his meaningless platitudes and blatant hypocrisy. The 44-year-old Big Tech oligarch wrote about the decision to ban the president, which Dorsey said he didn’t “celebrate or feel pride” in doing. Essentially, Dorsey's playing on both sides of the ball to try and appeal to everyone. Don't buy it.


However, Dorsey did double-down and say that Trump’s ban “is a failure of ours to ultimately promote healthy conversation.” Basically, he wishes his company went censor-crazy sooner.

Then Dorsey hypocritically tweets how he wants the internet to free and “not controlled or influenced by any single individual or entity, even though that’s precisely what Twitter has been used for — to shut down the public promotion of free speech, ideas and thought. Plus, if Dorsey is that distraught over Twitter's " promote healthy conversation" then why are so many tweets and accounts that "incite violence" on a daily basis still up and around? 

People like Dorsey always try to soften the blow of their own actions by saying that “things will get better” and “it just takes time,” all the while continuing and accelerating what they were doing in the first place.

It’s time to stop listening to these people and taking them at their word, because they’re hardly, if ever, honest.

Sorry, Jack. Your words won’t bring users, or your stock price, back. You can’t grow when you limit your audience.