Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied under oath to Congress

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied under oath to Congress
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO (Image: YouTube screen grab via New York Times)

[Ed. – Adam Schiff: Clean-up in Aisle 3.]

On Wednesday September 5th, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey … was called to testify regarding Twitter’s pathetic attempts to head off the abuse of its platform by continued assaults and abuse from various international sources as it relates to U.S. news and politics. …

Their questions amounted to: why wasn’t this obvious violation of your stated rules removed faster? Why did it require publicity to get attention from your offices? What do you intend to do to prevent this in the future?

Dorsey’s answers equivocated on each point. He lied, blatantly, about the details of the matter – particularly how long the image was up (I have the screencaps to prove that). But there was one particular exchange – published in USA Today and elsewhere – which still sticks in my mind today.

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