“We are focused on one account [President Trump] right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account, and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration,” Dorsey says in the video. “We have to expect that we have to be ready for that. So, the focus is certainly on this account, and how it ties to real-world violence.”
Trump’s account actually was not tied to real-world violence, but countless other accounts on Twitter are — namely, many associated with Black Lives Matter and its supporters, Antifa thugs, lone-wolf leftists calling for violence against conservatives, and prominent Democrat leaders like Rep. Maxine Waters calling for Trump supporters to be harassed out of the public square.
“But also, we need to think much longer-term around how these dynamics play out over time,” added Dorsey. “I don’t believe this is going away any time soon. And the moves that we’re making today around QAnon for instance, is one such example of a much broader approach that we should be looking at, and going deeper on.”
“The U.S. is extremely divided,” he continued. “Our platform is showing that every single day, and our role is to protect the integrity of that conversation, and do what we can to make sure that no one is being harmed based off that” — unless they’re conservatives.