Business & Economics

Jack Dorsey Breaks Silence Regarding Ban On Donald Trump

BP World Bureau | Jan 15 2021 10:26:35 AM
Image credits: Twitter

Jack Dorsey, Twitter Chief Executive Officer (CEO), defended the ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump from using the microblogging site Twitter. 

Trump was banned since a violent coup that took place last week which saw Trump supporters storming the US Capitol, leading to five deaths. 

Trump had been using the platform to spread lies about the 2020 US Presidential elections, which he lost.

Jack said that it was the right decision and added that offline violence as a result of online speech is real.  

Twitter's move was followed by other platforms including YouTube. Dorsey's move was slammed by Trump supporters and several Republican politicians, calling it "silencing of free speech."