A leaked video recording of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shows him saying the company is aiming to take action beyond the removal of the @realDonaldTrump account, previously belonging to President Trump.
“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 video, released by the right-leaning Project Veritas. “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.”
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 14, 2021
Following a riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Twitter made the decision to ban Trump’s account permanently, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Last Friday, the social media giant announced it purged over 70,000 accounts it claimed were linked to QAnon and other conspiracy groups over attempts to incite, organize, and share misleading information about the outcome of the 2020 election.
“More than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts,” Twitter said. “These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service.”
In the leaked video, Dorsey said the actions taken against QAnon are part of a “much broader approach that we should be looking at and going deeper on.”
Before Trump’s account was removed, the president tweeted that those removed who supported him will have an even stronger voice going forward.
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future,” Trump tweeted before his account was removed. “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
Source: Washington Examiner: Leaked video of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says actions ‘much bigger’ than Trump account will be taken