Twitter Founder Apologises Over Twitter’s Role In Making Trump President
It is no longer news that millions of Americans did not want President Trump to become President.
But somehow, the man won and Twitter’s co-founder, Evan Williams is apologizing for his company’s role in creating that reality.
Trump had recently said, perhaps in one of his numerous tweets that it was the social network that put him in the white house.
“It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that,” he said. “If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,” Williams said in an interview with the New York Times on Saturday.
The White House did not respond to a request for a comment on Williams’ statement, the Times reported.
The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur criticized the internet for rewarding extremes calling it “broken.”
Williams said that he was wrong for thinking that the world would be a better place if there was a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas.
In commencement speech at the University of Nebraska this month, Williams said “some would say that’s what we deserve for giving the power of tweets to Donald Trump.”
Trump has often used Twitter to dispute reports seen in the news. Recently, Trump took to the social media platform to deny that he or his campaign had any involvement with Russia in influencing the results of the presidential election.
On May 12, he tweeted “Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians and Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.”
He tweeted again later this week calling the media’s reporting of the matter the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”