Twitter has a lot more in mind than just banning the United States president from his Twitter account, as was discovered by a whistleblower and obtained by Veritas.
James O’Keefe, the founder of Veritas, released a damning video on Thursday, obtained by an “inside whistleblower” from Twitter, after secretly recording Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, speaking about the company policy enforcement actions, as reported by Fox News.
“You should always feel free to express yourself in whatever format manifestation feels right,” Dorsey said in the video.
Dorsey told staff that Twitter would do a “full retro” that will “take some time” but drew focus to the platform’s former most high-profile account.
“We know we are focused on one account right now and how it ties to real-world violence. 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.”
Dorsey added they need to be ready, as “ it will go on beyond inauguration.”
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 14, 2021
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe teased Thursday that it may not be the end of leaks from Twitter, saying “we’ve had over a dozen people reach out to us this week with video evidence inside Twitter.”
“Stay tuned,” O’Keefe told viewers. “They may be private companies, but they have more power than all three branches of government.”
O’Keefe was recently interviewed by “Hannity” and told the host that “in this time of moral and political crisis, I think courage is contagious, and we have all these whistleblowers coming to us, insiders helping us expose.”
“We need more of these people,” O’Keefe added. “Right now, I think, is the time to be hopeful if we can create an army of exposers, because exposure itself, sunlight needs to be the best disinfectant. Exposure itself is the solution.”
A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News, “The remarks shown in the video were delivered to our more than 5,400 employees and are nearly the same words Jack shared in a recent Tweet Thread offering context around, and reflections on our work, to protect the conversation in recent weeks.”
Shares of social media and other tech companies slid Monday, hit by fallout from the riot at Capitol Hill last Wednesday by alleged supporters of President Trump.
On Friday, Twitter’s stock finished the day down 6.4 percent after the company permanently shut down Trump’s account, @realDonaldTrump, which had 89 million followers. The social network cited concerns the president would use it for “further incitement of violence.”
The president’s response was they would be: “building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED!”