Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) had asked Twitter to remove the president on 12 April tweet, saying it had sparked death threats against her.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly named Congressman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday, the same day he met with President Trump in the White House, to explain to her why Twitter does not take a tweet from the president, which she said resulted in threats against her, the Washington Post reported.
Trump’s tweet, posted on April 12, showed a clip of Omar at an AIR event, saying: “some people have something” about the September 11 hijackers connected with images of the Twin Towers burning. Omar’s sound bite is a short clip of a speech she made on the AIR of the answer to Islamophobia after the terrorist attacks.
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Omar allegedly asked Dorsey during the interview, the reason why the company does not immediately delete the tweet. Dorsey said Trump had not violated the Twitter terms, however, he did admit that Twitter needed to do a better job in keeping offensive and hateful messages from the site, according to the Washington Post.
Twitter confirmed that the call in a statement to the Washington Post. “During their conversation, [Dorsey] stresses that with the death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful behavior are not allowed on Twitter,” it read in part. The statement also said the company has remained in contact with Omar’s office.
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Omar ‘ s “some people have something” response sparked his own controversy last month with some suggesting she was the minimizing of the tragedy that killed almost 3,000 people.