Jack Dorsey says Elon Musk right to revoke Donald Trump's Twitter ban
Jack Dorsey agreed with Elon Musk's plan to lift Donald Trump's Twitter ban
Dorsey was Twitter CEO when the former US president was banned
Trump was banned in 2021 for involvement in inciting Jan 6 violence
Dorsey, who was the CEO of the microblogging platform when Trump was banned for being involved in inciting the January 6 US Capitol violence, shared his stance recently on Twitter.
"It was a business decision, it shouldn't have been. and we should always revisit our decisions and evolve as necessary. I stated in that thread and still believe that permanent bans of individuals are directionally wrong," Dorsey said.
"As I said in the thread, we made the decision based on the information we had and what we thought best. impossible situation. I'm saying a corporation should not have to make this decision in the first place, not for something as important as public conversation," he further explained.
Responding to a question about why banning someone virtually is an issue but doing so in public places like bars is justified, Dorsey countered, "Twitter isn't a bar."
On Tuesday, Musk revealed that if his Twitter acquisition goes through, he would “reverse the permanent ban”.
“Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots, or scam, spam accounts… I do think it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,” Musk said during a conference hosted by FT Live.
He further argued that banning Trump from the platform was a “mistake” as it “alienated a large part of the country and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice.”
However, last month, Trump told CNBC that he will not be heading back to Twitter even if his ban is lifted.
“I will be on Truth Social within the week. It’s on schedule. We have a lot of people signed up. I like Elon Musk. I like him a lot. He’s an excellent individual. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House. I was disappointed by the way I was treated by Twitter. I won’t be going back on Twitter,” Trump said.