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The congresswoman complained about death threat to her after the US president shared a video compilation of her talking about the 9/11 terror attacks and the footage of burning Twin Towers at the beginning of April. She reportedly pressed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to explain why his company let the Tweet be during the recent phone call.
Axar.az reports citing BBC.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s refusal to take down Donald Trump’s post against Representative Ilhan Omar as she called her on 23 April, The Washington Post reports. The two discussed the explosive video tweeted by the US President that featured Omar speaking about the 9/11 terror attacks and Islam phobia as well as footage of the turmoil on the day of the tragedy.
Rep. Omar, who complained about a flood of threats to her life following the publication, is said to have pressed Dorsey to explain, why the clip was not deleted, The Washington Post reports, citing a source familiar with the content of their conversation. According to another insider, Dorsey insisted that Trump’s tweet didn’t violate Twitter’s rules, noting that the post was shared far beyond his platform. At the same time, the Twitter boss is said to have admitted that his platform should do more about hate speech and harassment spread via it.
While the White House and Omar’s office remained tight-lipped on the matter, Twitter confirmed that their CEO phoned the politician. It revealed that Dorsey “emphasized that death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful conduct are not allowed on Twitter.”
“We’ve significantly invested in technology to proactively surface this type of content and will continue to focus on reducing the burden on the individual being targeted. Our team has also consistently been in touch with Rep. Omar’s office," the company’s statement, cited by The Washington Post reads.
The revelation comes shortly after Dorsey’s flying to Washington where he met the US President and one of the world’s most popular Twitter users. Trump shared the sneak peek from the meeting nowhere else but on Twitter.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
2019.04.26 / 17:07