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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey released a statement on Wednesday, after his company announced last Friday they were permanently banning President Donald Trump from their platform, due to “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Facebook has also “indefinitely” suspended President Trump, and nearly all other social media platforms have followed suit. When many outraged Trump supporters moved to Parler, Google and Apple both banned Parler from their app, then Amazon took the Parler platform completely off line.

According to a Business Insider report on Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook have lost a combined market value of $51 billion since booting President Trump off their platforms.

In a series of Twitter posts on Wednesday, Dorsey defiantly defended his company’s decision to ban the President of the United States, but admitted it has also caused some problems. He wrote:

I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. 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. Was this correct?

I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. 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.

That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us.

Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.

The check and accountability on this power has always been the fact that a service like Twitter is one small part of the larger public conversation happening across the internet. If folks do not agree with our rules and enforcement, they can simply go to another internet service.

This concept was challenged last week when a number of foundational internet tool providers also decided not to host what they found dangerous. I do not believe this was coordinated. More likely: companies came to their own conclusions or were emboldened by the actions of others.

This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet. A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same.

Yes, we all need to look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement. Yes, we need to look at how our service might incentivize distraction and harm. Yes, we need more transparency in our moderation operations. All this can’t erode a free and open global internet.

The reason I have so much passion for #Bitcoin is largely because of the model it demonstrates: a foundational internet technology that is not controlled or influenced by any single individual or entity. This is what the internet wants to be, and over time, more of it will be.

We are trying to do our part by funding an initiative around an open decentralized standard for social media. Our goal is to be a client of that standard for the public conversation layer of the internet. We call it @bluesky:

This will take time to build. We are in the process of interviewing and hiring folks, looking at both starting a standard from scratch or contributing to something that already exists. No matter the ultimate direction, we will do this work completely through public transparency.

It’s important that we acknowledge this is a time of great uncertainty and struggle for so many around the world. Our goal in this moment is to disarm as much as we can, and ensure we are all building towards a greater common understanding, and a more peaceful existence on earth.

I believe the internet and global public conversation is our best and most relevant method of achieving this. I also recognize it does not feel that way today. Everything we learn in this moment will better our effort, and push us to be what we are: one humanity working together.

The Dennis Michael Lynch Podcast on January 13, 2021 focused heavily on the impeachment efforts of Democrats — they want Trump gone because of the events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. Listen below, and share!

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77 COMMENTS

    • Totally agree, I’ve been locked out of my twitter account for months, not sure why because I never really knew how to tweet, I just read alot…lol I’m glad I never figured out how to unlock my account I actually deleted the app….😁
      TRUMP 2020🇺🇲❤

  1. What an ignorant arrogant as*hole, sorry but that is as big a crock as the impeachment. Hope supporters keep hitting that bastard where it hurts. It is all coordinated and all these people are like pinky and the brain … I’m taking over the world.

    • I agree it was utterly shameful. I already left your platform and will be leaving facebook as soon as I can dowload my information and go to other sites. As far as Apple goes I threw my phone out and will not buy another Apple product. I am using another search engine not google. I opened another email account and will be closing my gmail account.

  2. Twitter & Facebook need to be put out of business! Who do you think you are?! To Censor our President of the UNITED STATES! When BLM and Antifa need to be stopped! A bunch of Thugs!

    • Too late Dorsey. Just shut up and go broke now. You’re the stupid asshole who thinks he can dictate what people think or say. Go away and die prick!

  3. To Hell with Jack Dorsey. I hope he loses even more money, in 10 years i hope to see him living in a cardboard box on a river bank. We will not comply with your decentralized standards. Twitter’s problem is…They dont want competition, they want a monopoly

    • Exactly. They had that with Obama and pass legislation to make it harder other companies to compete. Hope Americans Tank his company. I deactivated my Twitter account.

  4. Twitter – I closed my account with you and WILL never re-open. I DO NOT see how this post incited violence. Your preferences were shining through.

    It is YOUR company, do with it as you see fit. That is the Beauty of America which our President loves. Freedom of Speech?!

  5. TWITTER SUSPENDS @REALJACKKENNEDY

    In view of his remarks threatening to impose by force a non-COVID-related quarantine on the progressive and mostly peaceful Latinx island of Cuba, Twitter has concluded that it has no other responsible course but to suspend Pres. Kennedy’s Twitter account permanently.

  6. Sure Jack you all came to the same decisions at the same time…All the media czars decided to disrupt conservative participation. During the multiple on going RIOTS in Portland and Seattle to Just name 2. YOU did not limit or interrupt Liberal participation

  7. Close your Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and any others that defy free speech. Sell your Bitcoin now before the Inauguration. When the Internet goes down it won’t do you a damn bit of good. Buy gold just like China did last year before Covid. Get ready for the arrests to begin…

  8. What a word said of gobbledygook! Not one word a justification or explanation that could be properly substantiated. Nothing. Just nothing. What an @$$#0L€!

  9. POS. I hope it and FB dry up and blow awat. Now he’s promoting bitcoin. Him and Zuckerberg are nothing but scum who worked with the democrats.

  10. This guy is part of the damage that has happened. His words mean absolutely nothing to me. May the kingdoms of pride and arrogance continue to fall.

  11. Then pray to tell oh enlightened elite what exactly he said? Out loud? Real words?
    Yea….you got nuttin.
    Another Emmy winner like Cuomo brought to us by the NSD theater players.

  12. Twitter trying to get themselves out of other countries ban them. Uganda has… and Twitter got triggered…. complained exactly what we have complained about!!! And yet, they still don’t get it.

  13. What a liar and good for the conservative following who are causing Twitter and Facebook to lose lots of money… keep up the boycott. Is he trying to appease us? Way too late…such a hypocrite!!

  14. Tell yourself whatever you want Jack. Patriots understand and kniw suppression of speech. You dont get to suppress conservatives abd let blm and antifa run rampant!! You’re a joke. I hope you end up penniless

  15. Antitrust and censoring violations are apparent. He is not doing the “right thing’ for our country and the people. He has burned bridges and created bad blood. His time will come…when karma happens it is a beautiful thing.

  16. He is losing big money so he is panicking. Keeps dictators up, keeps hate groups up but censors people, everyday people, that disagree with him. Pos . Go bankrupt..could not care less

  17. I Do Not cate what this man had to say!! I will NEVER use anything that is affiliated with Any of these Company that have done Horrible things to Mr. President. All they lost is 51 billion I HOPE and PRAY they go out of Business!! We made them and they Forgot who made them. I will wait for a total different New Platform that has nothing to with any of these Toxic People and Devils Spawn!! When I find a new phone that has nothing to do with Apple I will by that too!! I am the baby of family of 63 plus and They will all follow. They all have already left FAKEBOOK, Twitter Utube and Instagram. I will do research on the next one I decide to get on if I do!! I will Never Go Back so I Hope in another week it is 150 billion they lost!! I will Never Forget what you have done to people!! I will also not be a part of Anyone Telling me what I can say I am not a child and FAKEBOOK, Twitter Utube or instigram They are not My Parents!!!

  18. Lots of verbage, but, it is clear. You and your rich friends are bullies! The more you bully, the less credibility you have! The hypocrisy is thunderous! The more you rebuke President Trump, the more anger you infuse into our population and the more you dilute Biden’s message of unity, making it more artificial.

  19. He can say what he wants. I never heard him banning mad max when she was saying, get in their faces etc, etc and even Jamal’s when she was supporting the rioters. Sick of the double standard. I’m off twitter and fb and don’t miss their divisive rubbish and slot of people I know are doing so as well. President trump in his speech never said anything to incite anyone.

  20. But their decisions and conclusions were all based on lies. It didn’t have anything to do with Trump supporters but they don’t bother to check out the truth when every bit of it is on video. The Democrats did it and paid for it!!

  21. Facebook and Twitter did more to incite violence and destruction by giving a platform to organize riots and violent protests and arsons for months last summer than President Trump ever did! He was fighting for our freedoms. You fought to take those away in the name of change! Hope Facebook and Twitter go offline forever and lose billions more!

  22. Jack must be afraid that Trump will remove the Section 230. That is why he ban Trump and us. Jack, I don’t give a hoot what you said. You are a traitor.

  23. Dear Just Jack,
    No one needs your product. You provide a useless product. You can justify your decisions all you want but, in the end, no one needs you or Twitter. Your cryptocurrency will end up the same as Twitter, in the trash bin of history.

  24. I know that 75 million people will not use twitter again, and many will drop FB as well. But good on those greedy disrespectful POS. I hope they go broke. I have never used Twitter, and don’t care

    • Some got indefinitely suspended, and Twitter is holding the account hostage; the stock loss, I think, would be higher if stockholders knew those are not real numbers and they are keeping accounts against their will (but would leave if they could). I suspect this is done to keep their membership numbers up. If you’re suspended, you can’t go in and delete the account.

  25. Too late Jack Ass… You’re a smug elite who looks like a reclusive skid row bum… The only reason you came out with a statement is because your stock is getting sold off… I hope you and your biased pos company go bankrupt…

  26. Never had twitter..facebook sucks..except the memories gonna drop them on march 24th…the day my mom died, can’t get parler because of google..gonna use a different search engine on my computer….yt censorship is unreal, luckily I am 44 and never cared for technology =) Let’s be done with it all I say👍

  27. You and your big tech buddies don’t have to worry about censoring conservatives, they have censored you. Hope you all lose your money, that is your only motivation. We won’t be coming back. And oh by the way, the FBI knew there was going to be trouble at the rally and lied about knowing. Do any of you so called elites have any moral character? It sure doesn’t seem so. You lie as good as you censor. Karma!!!!!!!!!!

  28. I hope he loses it all.
    POS can GFO.
    Banning the President of the United States of America.
    This craps been planned all along.
    They worked together to STEAL 2020.
    Stole Ga. Ga. is a Red State, they didn’t vote 2 RADICALS in.
    Censoring everything by POTUS & Conservative.
    Hiding all the Criminal & Evil news abt Limp Wimp Beijing Biden.
    Twitter & FB, Google, Amazon, MSM etc. can all go to Hell.
    I’m so p’d off abt the Fraud, Corrupt, Evil ways of these sick SOBs.
    They can all Rot in Hell. I honest hope they lose Everything!😡👿

  29. KMA Twitter and Facebook. There’s New Sheriff’s in town Parler Rumble and Gab We don’t need you anymore! We will follow our President who is and always be President Donald J. Trump!! I hope and pray that you Two Morons lose Billios$$$$$$$$$

  30. After the power AMZN, FB, Apple, Google and Twitter revealed they have over the Internet. People would be crazy to trust internet currencies like Bitcoin.

  31. Uganda has their election today and pulled the plug on all social media platforms. Until after their election or possibly longer. Jack made a big stink over it and mentioned the free internet. He’s so out of touch if he doesn’t realize he did exactly what Uganda did.

  32. Hey! What’s that whistling sound I keep hearing? Oh, it’s the sound of that blue bird rapidly falling but still striving to attempt to get back to normal flight.
    On another note, notice the color of the bird? Hmmmm…..

  33. These companies that banned together against conservatives: Twitter, Facebook, goggle, Amazon and apple all colluded and the FCC should disbanded them. Collusion and censoring should get the FCC to really do the work for the people and not allow big tech to justify doing this.

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