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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Defends Trump Ban, But Says it's a 'Failure' That Sets 'Dangerous' Precedent

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump's access to the social media platforms he has used as a megaphone during his presidency has been largely cut off since a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington last week.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey backed its ban of US President Donald Trump, but said it sets a "dangerous" precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on the platform.

"Having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications," Dorsey said in a string of tweets inviting feedback from users. "While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation."

Trump's access to the social media platforms he has used as a megaphone during his presidency has been largely cut off since a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington last week.


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