Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, is not proud that his platform has permanently blocked US President Donald Trump.
He announced this in the night from Wednesday to Thursday through his own social medium.
"I am neither proud nor happy to ban Donald Trump from Twitter. We finally made this decision after a clear warning," Dorsey writes.
Shortly after the storming of the Capitol, Twitter decided to block Trump from the platform for twelve hours.
The president also had to delete three tweets.
Upon return, the blockade was turned into a permanent ban after just a few tweets.
Twitter cited "the risk of further incitement to violence" as the reason.
According to Dorsey, the blockade was based on the information available at the time.
In his tweet, the CEO asks aloud whether his company's choice was the right one.
Trump made another attempt to post via the official US presidential account @POTUS a few hours after his ban.
In it, the president expressed anger at Twitter's decision, saying that the social medium opposes freedom of speech.
The messages were quickly removed by the platform.
Twitter was the first major network to ban Trump.
Later Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube followed.
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 threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter.
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Avatar Authorjack Moment of Places 00: 16 - 14 January 2021
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