elon Musk: Jack Dorsey agrees with Elon Musk on lifting Donald Trump’s ban on Twitter
Musk said the permanent bans “fundamentally undermine trust in Twitter and it’s a morally wrong decision.”
The former US president was banned from Twitter in January 2021 after his supporters stormed the US Capitol and attempted to block Joe Biden’s election victory certification.
While many people may disagree with Tesla’s boss, he has once again found a strong supporter in the Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Responding to a tweet from Axios corporate publisher Dan Primack, Dorsey said he regretted the ban and agreed there should be no permanent bans for individual Twitter users.
“Musk says @jack agrees with him that there should be no permanent bans for individual Twitter users. He recalls that Dorsey was CEO when these bans were implemented, “Primack tweeted.
@danprimack I agree. There are exceptions (CSE, illegal behavior, spam or network manipulation, etc.), but generic … https://t.co/wI9ylTpLXw
– jack (@jack) 1652207903000
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Dorsey replied: “I agree. There are exceptions (CSE, illegal behavior, spam or network manipulation, etc.), but generally permanent bans are our failure and don’t work.”
I neither celebrate nor feel proud of having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter or how we got here. After a cl … https://t.co/0aZOtGul9u
– jack (@jack) 1610583414000
Dorsey added that banning Trump was a “trade decision”.
“It was a corporate decision, it shouldn’t have been. And we should always review our decisions and evolve as needed. I stated in that thread and I still believe permanent bans on individuals are directionally wrong,” Dorsey said.
In a series of tweets, Dorsey said banning Trump was “the right decision for Twitter” as the company was facing “an extraordinary and unsustainable circumstance” that forced a narrow focus on “public safety.” “Permanent bans fundamentally undermine trust in Twitter as a city square where everyone can express their opinion,” she added.
He also linked to a thread he wrote on the subject shortly after Trump’s ban, calling for a “resilient social media protocol.”
Even if the ban is lifted, Trump said he won’t be returning to Twitter, having launched his own social media company, Truth Social.