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Title    Twitter Co-founder: I’m Sorry if We Made Trump’s Presidency Possible
Date    Tuesday May 23 2017, @12:22PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the closing-the-barn-door dept.
https://soylentnews.org/politics/article.pl?sid=17/05/23/0128243

Phoenix666 writes:

If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it's the president.

“Without the tweets, I wouldn't be here,” he told the Financial Times last month.

To which Twitter's co-founder says: Sorry about that, world.

Evan Williams, who still sits on the company's board of directors, recently told The New York Times that he wants to repair the damage he thinks Twitter and the broader Internet have wrought on society in the form of trolls, cyberbullies, live-streamed violence, fake news and — yes — Trump.

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Williams told the Times. “I was wrong about that.”

“If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,” he said.

Is Twitter responsible?


Original Submission

Links

  1. "Phoenix666" - https://soylentnews.org/~Phoenix666/
  2. "“Without the tweets, I wouldn't be here,”" - https://www.ft.com/content/943e322a-178a-11e7-9c35-0dd2cb31823a
  3. "The New York Times" - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/technology/evan-williams-medium-twitter-internet.html?smid=tw-share_r=1referer=https://t.co/qWkEgTMz8z
  4. "Is Twitter responsible" - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/21/twitter-co-founder-im-sorry-if-we-made-trumps-presidency-possible/?utm_term=.acf61ce3d39e
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=20357

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