Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey consults with President Trump

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey consulted with President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

The conference occurred on the exact same day Trump slammed Twitter, implicating the social networks business of being “very discriminatory,” playing “political games” and not treating him “well as a Republican.” Twitter has actually rejected reducing conservative speech in the past.  

Hours after blasting Twitter, Trump tweeted about the conference and stated he’s anticipating “keeping an open dialogue.”

Motherboard, which initially reported about the conference, stated Dorsey was welcomed to the White House for a closed-door, 30-minute conference.

A Twitter representative stated Dorsey had a “constructive meeting” with the president and verified the tech magnate was welcomed.

“They discussed Twitter’s commitment to protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 US elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis,” the representative stated.

Twitter didn’t react to concerns about whether Dorsey talked about Trump’s claims versus the business throughout the conference. The Washington Post, mentioning an individual with direct understanding of the discussion, reported that Trump voiced issues about losing Twitter fans. Dorsey informed the president that some Twitter users, including himself, lost fans after the business punished spam, the Post reported. 

The White House verified the conference however supplied no additional information.

With almost 60 million fans, Trump is amongst Twitter’s most popular users, however his tweets can likewise be questionable. Twitter has actually dealt with calls to boot Trump off the platform over claims that he’s spreading out hate speech or prompting violence. The social media network considers the newsworthiness of Trump’s tweets.

Twitter, which reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenues on Tuesday, prepares to include a notification if a tweet breaks the business’s guidelines however keeps up due to the fact that it remains in the general public interest.

Originally released April 23, 2: 10 p.m. PT
Update, 2: 36 p.m.: Adds more background. Update, 3: 31 p.m.: Adds report from The Washington Post. Update, 4: 01 p.m. PT: Adds White House verification.



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