The co-founder of Twitter apologized on Saturday for the social media platform’s role in the Donald Trump of the rise to the White House.
In an interview with the New York Times, Evan Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said that he believes that Twitter put him in the White house.
“It is a very bad thing, Twitter role in,” he said. “If it is true that he would not be president if it wasn’t for Twitter, then yes, I’m sorry.”
The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Williams’ statement, the time reported.
The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur criticism on the internet for the reward of extremes and call it “broken”. Williams said that he was wrong to think that the world would be a better place if there were a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas.
In a commencement speech at the University of Nebraska this month, Williams said: “some would say that is what we deserve for giving the power of the tweets from 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 the influence of the results of the presidential elections.
On May 12, he tweeted “once Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians And the Trump campaign was manufactured by the Democrats as an excuse for losing the elections.”
He tweeted again later this week calling the media’s reporting of the case, the “biggest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”
The Asscoiated Press contributed to this report.