Lester Holt to Jack Dorsey: Would Trump’s Tweet Attacking Omarosa as a ‘Dog’ Violate Terms of Service?
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey talked on NBC Nightly News tonight about putting Alex Jones in a “timeout,” but he also weighed in on tweets from the President.
Donald Trump loves Twitter and uses it almost every day to attack his political foes and the “fake news.” Just yesterday he went after Omarosa:
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
After Dorsey expressed his regret for not taking faster action on cracking down on Sandy Hook falsehoods, Lester Holt asked him, “Do you make exceptions for high-profile individuals in terms of your rules of service?”
“No,” Dorsey said. “We hold every account to the same standard, to the same rules.”
Holt brought up the above tweet from Trump and asked, “Would that violate your terms of service?”
Dorsey said this in response:
“So we do have a clause within our terms of service around public interest and around newsworthiness. We believe it’s important for the world to hear directly from global leaders, how they think, and how they treat the people around them… We make an understanding of who is actually saying that and whether they are a global leader, whether they are a public figure, and whether this is something that should be reported on and should be talked about.”
Watch above, via NBC News.
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