Twitter CEO defends Trump’s permaban, but admits crackdown on speech can ‘destroy’ open internet

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey backed his platform’s decision to block President Donald Trump’s account, while acknowledging that Big Tech’s arbitrary removal of content could spell the end of the online debate.

“I do not celebrate and am not proud to have to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, “ Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday, adding that the decision to kick the chairman off the platform was still “the right” a.

Gerald Celente joins Owen in speaking out against the Big Tech elite who have grown into unprecedented arrogance as they unleash the hammer of censorship on the American people.

He cited the “Extraordinary and untenable circumstances” the social media giant had to consider when it decided to wipe Trump’s presence off the platform, claiming the decision was made to protect “public safety.”

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“The offline harms resulting from online speech are clearly real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all,” he said.

Dorsey admitted, however, that it shows that tech giants can cut voices at will if they deem them too dangerous. “Having to take these steps fragments the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption and learning. “

[It] sets a precedent that seems dangerous to me: the power that an individual or business has over part of the global public conversation

Dorsey predicted that misinforming users about their perceived threat to the public good could be another nail in the coffin of the increasingly outdated concept of the free Internet.

“This moment in time might call for that dynamic, but in the long run it will be destructive to the lofty goal and ideals of the Open Internet,” he said.

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are among the major social media platforms that have either permanently deleted Trump’s account (Twitter and Snapchat) or suspended him for “Incitement to violence” the approach of the storming of the United States Capitol on January 6 by a crowd of supporters.

Despite being the most high-profile victim of the crackdown, Trump is not the only conservative social media user to have been silenced last week. Hundreds of thousands of his supporters, including followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, and other non-traditional media accounts have been started from Facebook and Twitter. Once a conservative social media haven, Parler is also on the brink of extinction, with CEO John Matze saying on Wednesday that the company may never be back online after Amazon ditched it from its servers due to a quick delete failure. “violent” content amid an influx of users.

Dorsey dismissed the idea that there was a concerted effort by Big Tech, arguing that it was “more likely,” this “Businesses have come to their own conclusions or have been encouraged by the actions of others.”

He said he would like to see Twitter’s moderation policy be more decentralized, comparing the future model to that of bitcoin – “Not controlled or influenced by a single individual entity.” Dorsey added that those who disagree with Twitter’s current policy are free to leave the platform.

If people don’t agree with our rules and our application, they can just go to another internet service.

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