President of the U.S. Donald Trump had a meeting with Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive of micro blogging site Twitter on April 23, 2019. Trump held a meeting with Dorsey and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers. The meeting was organised by the White House last week and had came hours after the President attacked the social media company over his allegations that it is biased in its conversations.
Trump also Tweeted about the meeting and wrote, “Great meeting this afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with @Jack from @Twitter. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!” The president also posted a picture of Dorsey and others with him at the Oval office.
This was also the first meeting of Dorsey with Trump and replied in a Tweet and wrote, “Thank you for the time. Twitter is here to serve the entire public conversation, and we intend to make it healthier and more civil. Thanks for the discussion about that.” The meeting also saw the presence of the general counsel and public policy chief of Twitter. In response to Trump’s concerns, Dorsey had replied that the company was working to remove fraudulent and spam accounts and that many famous people including Dorsey himself had lost followers as a result.
Before the meeting, Trump had suggested that Twitter was biased against him without providing any evidence and also expressed on Twitter saying the company does not “treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory.” The U.S. president has been upset about losing his followers. Trump lost 204,000 or 0.4 percent of his 53.4 million followers in July, 2018. The president said that Twitter had removed many people from his account and more importantly he has seemingly done something that makes it much harder to join.
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