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Trump met with Jack Dorsey to discuss his number of Twitter followers

Trump met with Jack Dorsey to discuss his number of Twitter followers
[Photo: Tia Dufour/Official White House Photo/Flickr]

The president met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey yesterday after ranting about the company on Twitter earlier that morning, reports the Washington Post. Trump had taken to the platform earlier in the day to accuse Twitter of not treating him well “as a Republican” and making references to his number of followers.

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The Post says that when Trump met with Dorsey in the White House that afternoon, a “significant portion” of the conversation centered around Trump complaining about his number of Twitter followers. Per the Post:

A significant portion of the meeting focused on Trump’s concerns that Twitter quietly, and deliberately, had removed some of his followers, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation who requested anonymity because it was private. Trump said he had heard from fellow conservatives who had lost followers as well.

The Post reports that Dorsey explained to the president that users can remove followers as Twitter ramps up efforts to remove spam and bot accounts from the platform. Dorsey even stressed that he himself had “lost followers as part of Twitter’s work to enforce its policies.”

In a statement, Twitter said the meeting was initiated by the president and focused on “protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis.” As for the president, after the meeting ended, he tweeted a photo of the event saying, “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general.”

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