Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Wednesday night said he did not “celebrate or feel pride” in his platform’s ban on President Trump’s account — but explained the move was necessary for public safety.
“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,” Dorsey wrote in a series of tweets about the controversial move that he felt was ultimately justified.
“We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, 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,” he wrote.
Twitter’s Trump ban came two days after thousands of pro-Trump supporters breached the Capitol as Congress was certifying the presidentail election.
Five people died in the riot, including a Capitol Police officer, and the attack led to Trump’s second impeachment,