Last week, Twitter finally banned Donald Trump’s account. The head of the company Jack Dorsey commented for the first time on the decision of the social network to block the profile of the President of America.
I’m not celebrating or feeling proud that we had to block Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Upon clear warning that we would take this action, we made our decision based on the best information we had about physical security threats, both on and off Twitter.
Was it right? I believe so.
While Dorsey believes the decision to block Trump’s account to be correct, he also calls the move “a consequence of the company’s failure to promote healthy communication.”
I believe blocking is our inability to ultimately promote healthy communication. Time for us to reflect on our actions and our environment. The need to take these actions divides public dialogue.
They limit the ability to clarify, correct, and learn a lesson. Create a precedent that I believe is dangerous: the power of one person or corporation is above the global public debate.
Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Discrod have previously joined the Twitter solution. The latter said that the company is strongly against violence on the platform or the use of the service to organize violent extremism.