Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Refuses Ilhan Omar’s Request to Remove Trump 9/11 Video
Muslim Rep is given bad news on having president's tweet removed
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to deliver the bad news that his company would not be removing a tweet from President Trump featuring her casually dismissing the 9/11 terrorist as "some people did something."
Omar claimed she received a tremendous amount of death threats following the video.
The Muslim lawmaker demanded to know why Dorsey had not removed the tweet, to which he replied it didn't violate the company rules, according to the Washington Post.
Dorsey also noted that the tweet had already gone viral and shared far beyond the reach of Twitter, according to one source.
But the twitter CEO admitted that the platform needed to do a better job in removing hate and harassment from the site, according to sources via The Washington Post.
Following Trump's tweet, Omara claimed she experienced an "increase in direct threats on my life — many directly referencing or replying to the president’s video."
Twitter also confirmed the call took place, informing the Post "During their conversation, [Dorsey] emphasized that death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful conduct are not allowed on Twitter."
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
"We’ve significantly invested in technology to proactively surface this type of content and will continue to focus on reducing the burden on the individual being targeted."
"Our team has also consistently been in touch with Rep. Omar’s office."
Dorsey reached out to Omar the same day he met with Trump at the Oval office.
Earlier this month, the father of a heroic New York City firefighter, who was killed during the 9/11 attacks, issued a stern message to Omar.
The Daily Mail reported that retired FDNY firefighter Jim Riches, who lost his son Jimmy in the September 11, 2001 attacks, has again demanded an apology from Omar after she described the terrorist attacks as "some people did something."
Jimmy was one of around 3,000 Americans killed during the attack in NYC and lost his life in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Maybe Omar should apologize adequately instead of trying to cover her tracks.