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Sun May 21, 2017, 05:53 PM

Twitter co-founder: Im sorry

By Avi Selk
May 21 at 2:52 PM

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

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 ...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/21/twitter-co-founder-im-sorry-if-we-made-trumps-presidency-possible/?utm_term=.d99bb329bebe

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:04 PM

1. It wasn't twitter.

The world has much horrendous history behind it, all of it occurred without Twitter.

Twitter just has made it louder.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:20 PM

3. And faster.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:12 PM

2. It's a tool. Nothing more, nothing less.

I can't blame the inventor of the screwdriver because some people thought it would also make a dandy way of stabbing people.

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