Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds after Trump's post on 'big action' against microblogging site
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday said that the labelling two of US President Donald Trump’s tweets with fact checks earlier this week does not make the micro-blogging website an ‘arbiter of truth’.
In a series of tweets, Dorsey explained that Twitter’s “intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves”.
Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me. Please leave our employees out of this. We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.— jack (@jack) May 28, 2020
The explanation comes after Facebook CEO, in an interview with Fox News, said the Facebook “should not be an arbiter of truth of everything that people say online".
Trump, too, threatened to take action against the Silicon Valley company.
Twitter has now shown that everything we have been saying about them (and their other compatriots) is correct. Big action to follow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020