Twitter Files Part 3 reveals why former US President Donald Trump was banned on Twitter

Twitter Files Part 3, the latest in the series of revelations related to Twitter’s role in “free speech restriction”, is now out. The third set of records talk about the decisions by high-ranking executives to violate the company’s policies in banning the account of former US President Donald Trump on January 8.
First instalment of Twitter Files Part 3
The first instalment of Twitter Files Part 3 has been shared by independent journalist and author Matt Taibbi, who also released the first part of Twitter Files last week. In the latest documents shared, Taibbi claims that Twitter executives removed Trump on the basis of “context surrounding”, that is, actions by Trump and supporters “over the course of the election and frankly last 4+ years.”

He says that the bulk of the internal debate leading to Trump’s ban took place in those three January days (January 6, January 7 and January 8). “However, the intellectual framework was laid in the months preceding the Capitol riots,” Taibbi said.
Preparing to ban future Presidents
Taibbi says that soon after Twitter banned Trump, they started to prepare to ban future presidents and White House officials. He cited one executive as saying that the “new administration will not be suspended by Twitter unless absolutely necessary.”

Twitter’s former legal counsel Vijaya Gadde in spotlight
Citing a set of documents linked to prominent executives, Taibbi claimed that people who took part in the discussions and implementation of Trump’s removal from Twitter included former trust and safety head Yoel Roth, former trust and policy chief Vijaya Gadde and Deputy General Counsel (and former top FBI lawyer) Jim Baker.
Twitter Files part 4 coming soon
“This first instalment covers the period before the election through January 6th,” Taibbi said. The second instalment of the third part that will detail the chaos inside Twitter on January 7 and the third one that “will reveal the secret internal communications from the key date of January 8 will be out in the next two days.

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