Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey supported on Wednesday the microblogging giant’s decision to ban US President Donald Trump last week.
“This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open Internet,” he declared in a string of tweets.
“While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation,” he added.
Twitter banned the outgoing president late on Friday, claiming there was a risk of “further incitement” of violence after the unrest at the US Capitol.
The company also prevented Trump from using other official accounts to tweet.
Other Big Tech giants took action against Trump as well, with Snapchat joining their ranks Wednesday as it banned him from its platform.
The tidal wave of bans prompted concerns about the power of Big Tech companies among critics, with Twitter’s stock taking a beating on Monday.