The co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams has apologized for the role his social media platform’s played in seeing Donald Trump rise to the White House.
In an interview with the Newsmen on Saturday, Twitter CEO, Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said he believes Twitter 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.”
some would say that’s what we deserve for giving the power of tweets to Donald Trump
The White House has kept mute to a request for a comment on Williams’ statement
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.”