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Twitter co-founder apologizes for helping Trump get elected

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In an interview with the New York Times, Evan Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said he believes Twitter put him in the White House.

Donald Trump and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams

Donald Trump and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams

In a 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. The fellow benefactor of Twitter said his statements of regret on Saturday for the web-based social networking stage’s part in Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House.”

Trump has often used Twitter to dispute reports seen in the news. Recently, Trump took to Twitter 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 & 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. ” The White House did not respond to a request for a comment on Williams’ statement, the Times reported.”

Williams said that he wasn’t right to say that the world would be a better place if there were a stage for everybody to talk and trade thoughts uninhibitedly. “It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that,” he said.

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