TWITTER CEO Jack Dorsey told his staff that the company’s decision to ban Donald Trump is “bigger than one account” and will “go on beyond inauguration” in a leaked video.
Dorsey reportedly discussed the decision to ban the president’s account in an internal meeting with employees, and a “whistleblower” leaked the footage.
Dorsey spoke to Twitter employees about how the company will work to avoid inciting violence[/caption]
Dorsey said the decision to ban Trump was not about ‘just one account’[/caption]
Project Veritas, a group that aims to expose media bias, said they received the footage from a Twitter insider, and claimed that it proves the social media company is planning “future political censorship.”
“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 in the footage.
“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.”
In the footage, Dorsey also gave QAnon accounts as an example of what is currently being shut down.
Twitter banned Trump after the Capitol riots[/caption]
The leaked footage comes after Twitter made the bold move to permanently disable Trump’s personal account in the wake of the deadly riots on the Capitol building on January 6.
Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have since taken similar measures in banning Trump, albeit not permanently, from their platforms.
Twitter did not deny the integrity of the leaked video footage, according to the Daily Mail, but said Dorsey’s comments were essentially the same as commentary he recently posted to his own Twitter account.
Dorsey posted a lengthy thread about Twitter’s decision to ban Trump on Wednesday[/caption]
In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, Dorsey admitted that having to ban the president of the United States was not what the company wanted to do, but was the right decision following the Capitol riots.
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here,” Dorsey wrote.
He went on to say that he believes Twitter’s decision to ban Trump sets a “dangerous precedent” regarding “the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.”
However, he said that he believes Twitter made the right choice in banning Trump.
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The company has been criticized heavily for the decision, with detractors saying it is censorship and a violation of free speech.
Social media giants began banning Trump after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC, while Congress was working to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
Trump has been accused of inciting the riot when he spoke to his supporters before the attack, and has been impeached by the House for a second time because of it.