A leaked recording by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggests the company's enforcement measures go far beyond simply banning President Trump.
Right-wing guerrilla news outlet Project Veritas released a clip on Thursday given to them by a Twitter “insider whistleblower” secretly recording comments from Dorsey to staff.
“We know we are focusing on one account at the moment, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it will take much longer than just this day, this week and the coming weeks. beyond the inauguration. ”, said Dorsey.
So the focus is definitely on this story and how it relates to real violence. But we also need to think in the much longer term about how these dynamics play out over time. I don't believe this will ever go away. Soon. ” (source)
Dorsey then referred to the actions taken against QAnon supporters as part of a recent purge of Twitter accounts. He told the staff that this is part of one "Much broader approach that we need to look at and go into deeper."
“You know, the US is extremely divided. Our platform shows that every day ”Dorsey said later. “And our role is to protect the integrity of that conversation and to do what we can to ensure that no one is harmed on the basis of it. And that is our focus. ”
Jack Dorsey filmed (Dutch subtitles).
Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe teased on Thursday that more leaks could come from Twitter, saying: "We had more than a dozen people come to us with video evidence on Twitter this week."
"Keep following us"O'Keefe said to viewers. “They may be private companies, but they have more power than all three branches of government.
A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News: The comments featured in the video have been delivered to us, more than 5.400 employees, and are almost the same words that Jack shared in a recent Tweet Thread that provides context and reflections on our work to protect "the discussion" of recent weeks. " (source)
I believe the internet and global public conversation is our best and most relevant method of achieving this. I also recognize it does not feel that way today. Everything we learn in this moment will better our effort, and push us to be what we are: one humanity working together.
- jacket (@jack) January 14, 2021
Full Twitter Thread:
Last week, Dorsey defended Twitter's decision to permanently suspend President Trump's account, saying it was the 'right decision' was.
However, he acknowledged that taking such actions "shreds the public conversation" divides us and “limits the potential for clarification, redemption and learning”. He also admitted that his company's power has set a “dangerous” precedent in the “global public conversation”.
Twitter in the seat of the society's referee. Together with Facebook. A nice prospect.
Look these people in the eye. Look at people like Jack Dorsey and this Mark Zuckerberg. CEO of Facebook. Look them in the eye and you know enough. Bodies that the soul has long since left.
In a recent interview on “Hannity,” O'Keefe told the host "In this time of moral and political crisis, I think courage is contagious, and all these whistleblowers are coming to us, insiders helping us to expose."
"We need more of these people," O'Keefe added. “Right now, I think, it's time to be hopeful that we can create an army of exhibitors. Dismantling is the solution. ”