Since President Donald Trump recently deleted his Twitter account, the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, released a statement on the company’s blog that explained the decision. "If Twitter is a public square, then Trump has been twatting in it for years and should expect to get mugged." Except he can delete his account, and no one would punish him. He can even censor portions of it to silence others, but that doesn’t make him any less of our president today than he was back then. "His tweets are public statements, and we will hold them to those standards," said Dorsey in the post titled "Let's Talk About The Twitter Rules." It's necessary to understand what Dorsey said.
His first point was that Twitter is a public space, like a town square or the U.S. Constitution, and it is okay to say whatever the heck you want in such spaces because they are public. And since Trump has made so many comments on Twitter, he should expect that people will hold him to account for his words and actions in such forums. Only Dorsey did not explain how he would do this or try to explain what it means for Twitter to be a public square, which is still an open question regardless of whether you think it is one or not.
Dorsey also stated that Trump could delete his account at any time, as though it's irrelevant to the matter at hand. After all, if he deletes his account, then it has nothing to do with anything. It would have been more relevant to say that Trump can monitor what people are saying about him and change or delete his posts at any time, not that he can always do so because sometimes messages go viral and disappear from Twitter without being deleted by the author.
Dorsey also stated that Trump could silence other people (who are commenting on Twitter) if he wanted to, but that doesn't make him any less of our president today than he was before he started doing this. This is a true statement. And yet... It's not clear how Twitter could or should somehow punish President Trump for doing any of these things. Nothing seems to be stopping him from doing or saying what he wants on Twitter, no matter how controversial or offensive such comments may be. This means that the company must be unable to do anything about it, and yet in the same blog post, Dorsey says that they will hold him to account for his tweets, which implies some action. So, there's a disconnect between what he says and what he does not say, both in his blog post and in other statements about the issue.
In summary, it is vital to add the fact that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why President Donald Trump deleted his Twitter account. He says it's a public space, and people will hold him to the same standards as they would if he were "tweeting" in a public square. Only Dorsey did not explain how he would do this. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a blog post that President Trump can do and say what he wants on Twitter, no matter how controversial or offensive such comments may be. Dorsey also stated that the company would hold him to account for his tweets, which implies some action.
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