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About 350 Twitter employees demanded that CEO Jack Dorsey and other top executives permanently ban President Donald Trump’s account on the platform following his role in Wednesday’s deadly siege on the US Capitol, according to a report from the Washington Post.

“We play an unprecedented role in civil society and the world’s eyes are upon us,” reads the letter, according to the Post. “Our decisions this week will cement our place in history, for better or worse.”

The internal letter also demands that leadership disclose how they decided to treat Trump’s tweets on Wednesday, as well as how “our public policy decisions led to the amplification of serious anti-democratic threats.”

In a statement to Insider, a Twitter spokesperson said the company “encourages an open dialogue between our leadership and employees, and we welcome our employees to express their thoughts and concerns in whichever manner feels right to them.”

The employee letter comes two days after pro-Trump extremists broke down doors and windows and breached the US Capitol. Trump then released a video in which he told his followers to “go home, we love you, you’re very special” before further spouting baseless election fraud claims, declaring that he won by a …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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