May 29, 2022

Ilhan Omar Humiliated By Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: President Trump Is Right

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) had to swallow a big dose of reality administered by Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey on Tuesday.

Dorsey reportedly called the Congresswoman on the very same day that he met with President Trump at the White House.

He wanted to explain to her why Twitter didn’t take down a tweet from the president that she said resulted in threats against her, the Washington Post reported.

The president’s tweet was posted on April 12. It showed a clip of Omar at a CAIR event, saying “some people did something” about the September 11 hijackers.

The clip was then spliced with images of the Twin Towers burning.

Omar’s words came from a short clip from a speech she made about CAIR’s response to Islamophobia after the attacks.

According to Fox News:

Omar reportedly asked Dorsey during the call why the company didn’t immediately remove the tweet. Dorsey said Trump hadn’t violated Twitter’s terms, however, he did admit Twitter needed to do a better job in keeping harassing and hateful posts off the site, according to the Washington Post.

Twitter confirmed the call in a statement to the Washington Post. “During their conversation, [Dorsey] emphasized that death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful conduct are not allowed on Twitter,” it read in part. The statement also said the company has stayed in contact with Omar’s office.

Omar’s “some people did something” comment sparked its own controversy last month with some suggesting she was minimizing the tragedy that killed nearly 3,000 people.

What do you think about the way the the CEO of Twitter handled this situation?

Do you agree that Twitter should do a better job in dealing with harassing and hateful posts? 

What about the actual words from Rep. Omar?

Do you think she should be challenged about the way she referred to the 9/11 tragedy?

We look forward to seeing your comments. 

1 Comments
Clarke Ferrill April 27, 2019
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I think that She could think about what she's saying before opening her mouth.