Friday, January 15, 2021
"I believe this was the right decision for Twitter," Dorsey continued. "We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.
"That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us," the CEO went on.
Failure to promote healthy discussion? Yes, but what about a failure to promote balance? I wonder how many "tweets" in 2020 promoted the riots that we saw in so many cities? Were those accounts taken down for "promoting violence"?
Twitter needs to be challenged on the Section 230 issue. Maybe AG Ken Paxton of Texas can start a lawsuit against Big Tech claiming discrimination against our citizens. My guess is that more than a few states will join!