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Jack Dorsey: Trump Tweets Should Remain Out in the Open

Jack Dorsey: Trump Tweets Should Remain Out in the Open

Left: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Nov. 21, 2016, in Washington, DC. (Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund) Right: President Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 28, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 12 May 2017 02:07 PM EDT

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey expressed support of President Donald Trump's Twitter presence, saying that "it's really important to hear directly from our leadership," during an interview with NBC's Willie Geist.

Since Trump took office in January, he's been criticized for continuing to operate his Twitter handle on his own, and Dorsey also has been criticized for giving him the platform, USA Today noted.

In the interview that's scheduled to air Sunday on "Sunday TODAY," Dorsey said, "I believe it's really important to hear directly from our leadership. I believe it's really important to hold him accountable. And I believe it's really important to have these conversations out in the open rather than have them behind closed doors.

"If we were all to suddenly take these platforms away, where does it go? What happens? It goes in the dark, and I just don't think that's good for anyone"

In a recent interview on Backchannel, the Twitter guru said he and the company's policy team think Trump's tweets are newsworthy.

"[We're] not taking something down that people should be able to report on and actually show that this is what the source said," he said, at the time. "It's really important to make sure that we provide that source for the right reporting, and to minimize bias in articles."

Despite Dorsey's remarks in favor of Trump's Twitter activity, some have said the presidents' rants are an invitation for Trump supporters to "harass" people.

According to a study done by the Anti-Defamation League in 2016, Jewish people and journalists experienced more harassment on Twitter following Trump's presidential victory, Business Insider reported.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey expressed support of President Donald Trump's Twitter presence, saying that "it's really important to hear directly from our leadership," during an interview with NBC's Willie Geist.
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