The co-founder of Twitter Evan Williams has apologised for the social media platformâ€™s role in Donald Trumpâ€™s rise to the White House.
In an interview with the New York Times on Saturday, Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said he believes Twitter put him in the White House.
â€œItâ€™s a very bad thing, Twitterâ€™s role in that,â€ he said. â€œIf itâ€™s true that he wouldnâ€™t be president if it werenâ€™t for Twitter, then yeah, Iâ€™m sorry.â€
The White House did not respond to a request for a comment on Williamsâ€™ statement, the Times reported.
The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur criticised the internet for rewarding extremes, calling it â€œbroken.â€
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: â€œSome would say thatâ€™s what we deserve for giving the power of tweets to Donald Trump.â€
Trump has often used Twitter to dispute reports seen in the news. Recently, Trump took to the social media platform to deny that neither he nor his campaign had any involvement with Russia in influencing the results of the presidential election.
On May 12 he tweeted: â€œAgain, the story that there was collusion between the Russians and Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.â€
He tweeted again later this week calling the mediaâ€™s reporting of the matter the â€œsingle greatest witch hunt of a politician in American historyâ€.
â€¢ Â Culled from Fox News