February 2, 2021

Twitter says Censorship Will Get "Much Bigger"

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By: Amy Jo Underwood

In Brief: 

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, was recorded by an employee as saying that censorship on his platform was going to be “much bigger than just one account.” The recording was taken from a virtual conference with Twitter employees. Dorsey stated that the country was extremely divided, and that the censorship of President Trump was just one step in a process that would last for much longer than the inauguration.

The Background:

Project Veritas released a video, given to them by an employee at Twitter, that showed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey speaking about plans to further censor and control the content on the Twitter platform. In the recording, Dorsey stated, “We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account… 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 had previously tweeted an explanation for the company’s choice to ban Trump from Twitter, stating that he made the decision based off of “threats to physical safety, both on and off Twitter.” According to The Blaze, Twitter has banned over 70,000 accounts since the incident at the Capitol.

Notable Quotes:

“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, and this week, and the next few weeks and go beyond the inauguration. We have to expect that, and we have to be ready for that.” - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

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