Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage on Twitter Tuesday when he doubled down on his explanation for not banning Infowars host and founder Alex Jones. Earlier this week, content from Alex Jones was taken down by Facebook, YouTube, and Apple.
We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’… https://t.co/f9LqlztOV0— jack (@jack) 1533687098.0
Some users rebutted and weren't buying into Dorsey's logic for not removing Jones from the platform.
@jack You are pretending, like facebook, that you are not the news media & bear no responsibility. This is why you… https://t.co/xKgBSU4vFj— Ned Pyle (@Ned Pyle) 1533690335.0
@jack "healthy" by what measure? Your platform does not operate in a vacuum. We tried treating @reddit as a silo, a… https://t.co/NSxyDRHHse— Ellen K. Pao (@Ellen K. Pao) 1533688273.0
Dorsey admitted that Twitter has done a bad job of explaining their reasoning in the past but said the company was working on effectively improving communication with the general public.
Truth is we’ve been terrible at explaining our decisions in the past. We’re fixing that. We’re going to hold Jones… https://t.co/jP8PfMNP2L— jack (@jack) 1533687099.0
@jack Coward— Stephen Soroka (@Stephen Soroka) 1533732994.0
On Wednesday's episode of "The Morning Blaze," Doc Thompson and Kris Cruz questioned why Twitter continues to not hold the left to the same standards.
See the clip above.