Michael Reynolds / Pool / APTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2020. (Michael Reynolds / Pool / AP)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s ban of President Donald Trump in a Twitter thread that is his first public statement on the subject.
When Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, Dorsey said Twitter faced an “extraordinary and untenable circumstance.”
Having already briefly suspended Trump’s account the day of the riot, Twitter on Friday banned the president permanently, then smacked down his attempts to tweet using other accounts.
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban [Donald Trump] from Twitter,” Dorsey wrote. But he added: “I believe this was the right decision for Twitter.”
I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to