Twitter Has Literally No Explanation for Why Trump’s Anti-Muslim Retweets Are OK
Yet the “media policy” does nothing to address why content that violates Twitter’s terms of service would be permitted for any reason. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s addition to the thread only provided further muddling and boilerplate:
To clarify: these videos are not being kept up because they are newsworthy or for public interest. Rather, these videos are permitted on Twitter based on our current media policy. https://t.co/RqEQy3skgc— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) December 1, 2017
It’s fair to say at this point that with the (bizarre, inadequate) rationale from earlier this week retracted, and no actual rationale (flawed or otherwise) offered in its place, Twitter simply does not have a reason for allowing Donald Trump to openly incite hate — and potentially violence, according to the Department of State — contrary to the service’s stated policies.Repeated requests for clarification sent to Dorsey were not returned, and a Twitter spokesperson declined to explain anything at all on the record, adding only, “We don’t have anything to add to our Tweets today and Jack’s follow-on Tweet after, but thanks for checking.” The spokesperson also requested that I cease directing questions about Twitter to Dorsey, the company’s CEO. A call to the Twitter spokesperson’s work number was answered with a voicemail message asking that reporters not leave voicemails. The post Twitter Has Literally No Explanation for Why Trump’s Anti-Muslim Retweets Are OK appeared first on The Intercept.
We mistakenly pointed to the wrong reason we didn’t take action on the videos from earlier this week. We’re still looking critically at all of our current policies, and appreciate all the feedback. See our safety calendar for our plans and ship dates. https://t.co/yGytH3eskM— jack (@jack) December 1, 2017
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