Jack Dorsey Wishes Twitter To Be More Decentralized

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  • Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, addressed Twitter’s decision to ban Trump, along with other platforms.
  • He doesn’t regret the decision, but fears that it sends the wrong message.
  • His hope is that the internet will become more decentralized, like Bitcoin, in the future.

US President Donald Trump was recently banned from a number of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, and many others. The ban came after he was blamed for pushing supporters to storm the Capitol building. The incident resulted in the death of four people, and social platforms decided to prevent Trump from using them to do something like that again.

Now, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, addressed the issue and said he wished social platforms could be more like Bitcoin.

The Intervention Was Necessary, But It Might Have Negative Consequences

Dorsey’s biggest issue with the series of events that resulted in Trump being banned from social media platforms — including Twitter — is that it sets a dangerous precedent.

Twitter CEO does not regret the decision, as he believes that it was the right one. But, with that said, he did say that “Having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications.” 

Essentially, he believes that taking action against someone in such a manner can fragment the public conversation. The ban is a signal that promotions of a healthy conversation have failed.

Instead, it shows that a single individual or entity has more power over a part of the global public conversation. Dorsey wrote an entire thread where he provided an in-depth explanation, noting that he doesn’t want this decision to “erode a free and open global internet.”

Dorsey Believes that Bitcoin has the Solution

Seeking a solution, Dorsey turned to Bitcoin and its model of decentralization. He believes that this is the best way to approach control and moderation of the internet of the future.

In fact, he believes that the internet wants to be decentralized, and that it will eventually become decentralized. Twitter wants this, as well, which is why it is funding a “small independent team of up to five open-source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media.” 

Dorsey wants Twitter to become a client of this standard, and that the rest of the internet will follow.

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