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Twitter CEO: Banning Trump Set Dangerous Precedent, Furthered Division

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Twitter CEO: Banning Trump Set Dangerous Precedent, Furthered Division

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Jan. 13 that the company’s decision to remove President Donald Trump was divisive and set a dangerous precedent. “Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation,” Dorsey wrote on Twitter. Dorsey had not issued a statement since banning Trump on Jan. 8 and severing a direct line of communication between the commander in chief and some 88+ million of his followers. Twitter permanently banned Trump from its platform on Jan. 8, two days after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress convened to vet and certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The company alleged that Trump had incited the violence. The move …

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