Twitter insider leaks tape of CEO Jack Dorsey telling staff Trump ban is ‘bigger than just one account’ and will ‘go on beyond the inauguration’
- Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, held a virtual forum with their 5,400 employees
- The meeting on Thursday was leaked to Project Veritas
- Dorsey says their recent moves were ‘bigger than just one account’
- He said he understood the focus on the president but the actions were broader
- Dorsey said the issues were not going away and said they would remain vigilant
- Twitter has been accused by Trump and others of censorship of free speech
- Dorsey insists that the actions are essential to prevent the inciting of violence
Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has been recorded during an internal meeting saying that the company’s clampdown on inciting violence will go much further than simply banning Donald Trump.
The president was permanently barred from Twitter on Friday, with Twitter saying: ‘We have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.’
On Thursday Project Veritas, which seeks to expose bias in media, published a clip which they said was given to them by a Twitter whistleblower.
Jack Dorsey, pictured in October testifying before Congress, held a virtual town hall this week
Twitter did not dispute the veracity of the clip, but said it was essentially the same content as Dorsey publicly tweeted on Wednesday.
‘We know we are focused on one account right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration,’ Dorsey said.
‘So, the focus is certainly on this account and how it ties to real-world violence.
‘But also, we need to think much longer-term around how these dynamics play out over time. I don’t believe this is going away anytime soon.’
Dorsey told staff that Twitter will do a ‘full retro’ that will ‘take some time,’ and gave QAnon accounts as an example of those which were being shut down.
Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter on Friday
Hours before Trump was barred from Twitter, accounts belonging to three of the most high-profile QAnon promoters – attorney Sidney Powell, her client and former NSA Mike Flynn, and 8kun founder Ron Watkins – were shut down.
Dorsey’s decision to shut down Trump, the most high-profile account blocked to date by far, caught everyone’s attention.
‘You know, the U.S. is extremely divided. Our platform is showing that every single day,’ Dorsey said to staff in the tape.
‘And our role is to protect the integrity of that conversation and do what we can to make sure that no one is being harmed based off that. And that is our focus.’
Trump, pictured on January 6, shortly before his incendiary remarks drove the mob to the Capitol. He was banned permanently from Twitter January 8, for what they saw as incitement
A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News: ‘The remarks shown in the video were delivered to our more than 5,400 employees and are nearly the same words Jack shared in a recent Tweet Thread offering context around and reflections on our work to protect the conversation in recent weeks.’
On Wednesday, Dorsey defended Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend Trump’s account, saying that it was the ‘right decision.’
He did, however, say that he knew it was a fine line, and he did not want to ‘limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning.’
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