Twitter CEO Defends Decision Not to Remove Trump Tweet Targeting Rep. Omar: Report
After speaking with President Trump, Twitter’s CEO defended his company’s decision not to take down the president’s controversial tweet involving Congresswoman Omar.????Following his meeting with Trump at the White House, the Washington Post reports that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey…????...phoned Minnesota Rep.
Ilhan Omar.????The Post says the two discussed the social media platform’s decision not to remove a controversial tweet from President Trump…????...which featured Omar saying “some people did something” edited with footage of the 9/11 attacks.
????The video took Omar’s comments out of context about her concerns about Islamophobia following the tragedy.????In the wake of Trump’s tweet, which has over 10 million views, Omar received death threats.????Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was one of the high profile figures asking the President to delete the tweet.????It’s still part of Trump’s feed, and according to the Post, Omar asked Dorsey to explain why.????The paper reports that Dorsey said Trump’s tweet did not violate the platform’s terms…????...but did admit to Omar that Twitter can improve on minimizing hateful and harassing posts on their site.