Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey said he did not celebrate nor feel any pride in his decision to suspend the account of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Twiter stocks saw an immediate shedding of about 6.4 percent following the announcement of President Trump’s account suspension with its 89 million followers.
Other Big Tech companies like Facebook, Youtube have also joined in suspending the account of Trump citing incitement to violence from some of his writings.
However, Dorsey, writing about the ban insisted he only acted after “a clear warning” and the ban was a right thing to do based on the “extraordinary and untenable circumstances.”
Dorsey said: “I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning, we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on physical safety both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?
“I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstances, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.”
The Twitter founder said that there are ramifications for the ban and acknowledged the company hasn’t done enough to promote healthy conversations online calling for a time to “reflect on our operations and the environment around us.”