Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after paying a visit to the White House on April 23, called Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Because the death threats that she received on Twitter following a post by President Trump himself.
in addition Omar has been the target of a stream of ‘mean’ comments on Twitter.
As she said in a statement posted on Twitter, “Since the President’s tweet…
I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video.”
in her exact word
“We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop. pic.twitter.com/gwB2kDUIRp
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 15, 2019
According to a Washington Post report,
Dorsey stood by his decision not to pull Trump’s tweet—a video that combined a controversial phrase from Omar’s speech at a Council on Islamic Relations
banquet with footage of the attacks on the Twin Towers. President Trump captioned it all with: “NEVER FORGET.”
Twitter’s refusal to take down Trump’s video already posted elsewhere across the Internet
has made leftist protests against the company.
as a result The Women’s March has launched a petition asking Twitter and Facebook to suspend President Trump’s accounts
and is threatening to protest at Twitter’s upcoming stockholder meeting.