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Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent

Last Updated Jan 13, 2021 at 7:02 pm PST

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

The ban, he said, revealed Twitter’s “failure” to create an open and healthy space for what Dorsey calls the “global public conversation.”

But the Twitter co-founder had little specific to say about how Twitter or other Big Tech companies could avoid such choices in the future.

David Hamilton, The Associated Press