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Jack Dorsey was reportedly on vacation in the South Pacific as Twitter debated what to do about President Donald Trump’s Twitter account following riots at the Capitol last week.
According to The New York Times’ Kate Conger and Mike Isaac, Dorsey was vacationing on an island in French Polynesia, calling into meetings as Twitter worked internally to handle the fallout from the violent insurrection. On Friday evening, the company decided to permanently ban Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a tweet.
A spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Dorsey’s vacation.
French Polynesia is two hours behind San Francisco, where Twitter is based, but the time difference likely didn’t bother Dorsey. The CEO is known for waking up around 5 a.m. each day and, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, walking five miles to Twitter’s headquarters, a journey that took about an hour and 20 minutes.
Dorsey is typically based in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood, an exclusive enclave where he owns $30 million worth of real estate. But the billionaire, who is worth an estimated $13.8 billion, has been traveling throughout the pandemic: In August, he was spotted on a walk in the Hamptons with Jay-Z. Soon after, he was photographed on a yacht with the music mogul, Beyoncé, and their three children.
In November, Dorsey traveled to Hawaii, where he was seen on the beach with Jay-Z and accompanied by actor Sean Penn. Last month, reports surfaced that Dorsey’s other venture, Square, has held talks to purchase Jay-Z’s streaming service, Tidal.
Twitter’s decision to ban Trump on Friday followed a temporary shut-down of his account last Wednesday. As police worked to contain the rioters in Washington, DC,
Source:: Business Insider