The cat is out of the bag and Jack Dorsey is caught in a secretly recorded video discussing his plan to censor not just the President, but all of his followers.
The most recent undercover video has been dropped by Project Veritas, this time showing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussing his future plans for mass censorship of President Trump and his supporters.
Dorsey made it very clear that censoring the President was just the beginning.
“We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] 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,” he said.
“So, the focus is certainly on this account [@realDonaldTrump] and how it ties to real world violence,” Dorsey continued. “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.”
“You know, the U.S. is extremely divided. Our platform is showing that every single day,” he added.
The undercover video comes on the same day that Dorsey released a public statement in response to Twitter’s decision to ban President Trump from the app.
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter,” Dorsey wrote. “Was this correct? I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.”
“That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us,” he added. “Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.”
Dorsey claimed his decisions and others in the tech world may have been “emboldened by the actions of others” to ban the President.
“This moment in time might call for this dynamic, but over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet. A company making a business decision to moderate itself is different from a government removing access, yet can feel much the same,” he said. “Yes, we all need to look critically at inconsistencies of our policy and enforcement. Yes, we need to look at how our service might incentivize distraction and harm. Yes, we need more transparency in our moderation operations. All this can’t erode a free and open global internet.”
“The reason I have so much passion for #Bitcoin is largely because of the model it demonstrates: a foundational internet technology that is not controlled or influenced by any single individual or entity. This is what the internet wants to be, and over time, more of it will be,” Dorsey added. “We are trying to do our part by funding an initiative around an open decentralized standard for social media. Our goal is to be a client of that standard for the public conversation layer of the internet.”
Dorsey got trashed by conservatives in response to his statement.
“Twitter CEO tries to explain decision to ban Trump. Says he had to do it, but concedes move ‘sets a precedent I feel is dangerous.’,” said the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.
“Whether or not such policies are consistently enforced is just as important as whether or not this call was the correct one,” said Dana Loesch from the NRA.
“This thread is a lie but also, we are not asking you to get rid of your own community standards. We simply wish them to be applied equally. You and the rest of us know they are not. #Equality,” said ‘Kira” on Twitter.