Kurtz: Jack Dorsey Is Side Stepping to a Large Degree His Responsibility to Police Content
HEMMER: "He fired off a number of tweets explaining his decision yesterday. I’ll read some of them and get you to react. Here's one: 'Accounts like Jones' can often sensationalize issues and spread unsubstantiated rumors, so it’s critical journalists document, validate, and refute such information directly so people can form their own opinions. This is what serves the public conversation best.' That seems to be an argument over free speech."
KURTZ: "Yeah, that we can fight free speech with more free speech but it really has gotten under the skin of journalists who are saying to Jack Dorsey and Twitter, it’s not our job to clean up your platform, which has over the years developed into such an ugly cesspool at times. Twitter also has a lot of good things. I’m on it all the time. And so essentially with that tweet Jack Dorsey is side stepping to a large degree his responsibility to police the content saying, we’ll put almost all of it out there except maybe death threats or something and other people can fight it, and so he is kind of passing the baton to journalists to go all after people."