I applaud this decision by Twitter’s CEO. It is precisely what the doctor ordered. Look at the likes and retweets count from his followers. It is clear people are approving this move. It is not only about being able to put money behind, but it is also about recognizing the influential role social networks play in our society and in influencing our democracy.
Replace Facebook’s leadership with people with the same guts and cares and I may consider returning on Facebook.[Update #1]: Some think that now, the next step for Twitter would be to ban Donald Trump. As much as I hate this guy, I think this is not reasonable. Paying to send a political message is not the same as free speech, even if you don’t like what is being said.