Following the Capitol Hill unrest by supporters of America’s president, Donald Trump last week, popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter permanently removed Trump from its app.
Twitter and the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey received both praise and criticism following the decision.
However on Thursday, Jack Dorsey gave a detailed explanation on why the decision was taken, citing the reason as the attempt to foster “a more peaceful existence on earth,” to Variety.
In a series of Tweet on Thursday, Jack Dorsey explained;
“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.”
“It’s important that we acknowledge this is a time of great uncertainty and struggle for so many around the world,” Dorsey wrote.
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.” Jack added.
See the Tweets below;