We’re not quite sure what’s going on with Jack Dorsey these days, but suddenly he’s an advocate of free speech again. Where were you Jack when they kicked Donald Trump off of YOUR platform? Let me guess, “They made you do it, right Jack?”. Regardless, it’s good to know now that Dorsey’s finally come to terms with the fact that he should never have allowed then-President Donald Trump to be banned from Twitter.
The tech titan conceded Tuesday it was the wrong move after Elon Musk, Twitter’s incoming new owner, assuming the deal goes down without issue, said he would reinstate Trump’s account and that Dorsey agreed that there shouldn’t be permanent bans.
“I do agree,” tweeted Dorsey, who was still at the helm when Trump was banned in January 2021 at the end of his presidency.
He said there “are exceptions,” listing sexual exploitation of children, illegal behavior or network manipulation.
“But generally permanent bans are a failure of ours and don’t work,” he said.
Dorsey also said he agreed with another user who tweeted that it’s “short-sighted’ for “a handful of social media companies” to act as “gatekeepers to political discourse.”
“It was a business decision, it shouldn’t have been,” Dorsey wrote of Trump’s ban, saying he believes that “permanent bans of individuals are directionally wrong.”
He also replied to another comment about Trump’s ban that “businesses should not be making these decisions.”
At the end of the day, all that matters is that these big tech giants finally realize that their place in politics should be limited especially when it comes to trampling on our first amendment rights, which is exactly what Jack Dorsey did when he silenced former President Donald Trump.
Did Jack have an epiphany? Is there a hidden agenda here? Did Elon Musk make him say it as part of the deal? Who knows, but he said it, and free speech is slowly but surely returning to Twitter. Now if we can only pass the message to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, we MIGHT actually be able to save the world.