Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey broke his silence with a Twitter thread defending his company’s ban of U.S. President Donald Trump as the right decision, but warned that it could set a dangerous precedent.

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The ban, he said, revealed Twitter’s “failure” to create an open and healthy space for what Dorsey calls the “global public conversation.”

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But the Twitter co-founder had little specific to say about how Twitter or other Big Tech companies could avoid such choices in the future.

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