JACK Dorsey’s claim that his platform “stood for freedom of expression’ has come back to haunt the Twitter boss.
In 2015, the once free-speech promoting CEO claimed that Twitter stood for freedom of expression, it did, until Friday.
Mr Dorsey tweeted: “Twitter stands for freedom of expression, We stand for speaking truth to power, and we stand for empowering dialogue.”
Twitter stands for freedom of expression. We stand for speaking truth to power. And we stand for empowering dialogue.
— jack (@jack) October 5, 2015
The tweet has now come back to haunt Dorsey in the fallout from the banning of US President Donald Trump who has been censored on every major social media platform in the United States calling into question the US Constitution. Is America still free? Or have they turned into the evil empires that they once fought against?
A Christian pastor hit back at Mr Dorsey on Twitter that his once revolutionary invention would be “laid desolate”.
Pastor Greg Locke told the Twitter boss: “Unless you change your current course, apologize, restore accounts and act American, I can assure you without hesitation that Twitter will be laid desolate.”
Unless you change your current course, apologize, restore accounts and act American, I can assure you without hesitation that Twitter will be laid desolate.
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) January 9, 2021
Conservative commentator Mark Dice told Dorsey: “You are a Marxist enabler.”
Twitter said in a letter to employees on amid the banning of the US President: “Despite our efforts to serve the public conversation, as Trump’s megaphone, we helped fuel the deadly events of January 6th.”
“We request an investigation into how our public policy decisions led to the amplification of serious anti-democratic threats.”
“We must learn from our mistakes in order to avoid causing future harm.'”
Twitter added: “Our decisions this week will cement our place in history, for better or worse.”
TRUMPS FAILURE TO PROTECT FREE SPEECH ON SOCIAL WAS HIS DOWNFALL
DONALD Trump’s failure to deal with big-tech censorship ended up being his downfall, and even led to him losing the 2020 Election.
For years Mr Trump’s supporters were censored, banned and de-platformed on social media and the social media savvy president dragged his feet on tackling the issue of free speech on social media, as private companies have an exception from free-speech protections in the US constitution under section 230 protection.