BREAKING: Twitter Files Part 5: The Day Twitter Permanently Banned Trump – Even Though Trust and Safety Team Privately Concluded He Never Violated Policies

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Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” part 5 was released by Bari Weiss on Sunday.

Part 5 of the release includes part 3 of the internal discussions on the day President Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 8, 2021.

2. 6:46 am: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” pic.twitter.com/7L252fqqK6

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

After January 6, pressure grew, both inside and outside of Twitter to ban Trump.

6. But after January 6, as @mtaibbi and @shellenbergermd have documented, pressure grew, both inside and outside of Twitter, to ban Trump.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

One Twitter employee spoke out and said banning Trump will destroy the public conversation.

8. But voices like that one appear to have been a distinct minority within the company. Across Slack channels, many Twitter employees were upset that Trump hadn’t been banned earlier.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

After January 6, Twitter employees organized and demanded their employer bat Trump.

8. But voices like that one appear to have been a distinct minority within the company. Across Slack channels, many Twitter employees were upset that Trump hadn’t been banned earlier.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

“We have to do the right thing and ban this account,” one Twitter staffer said.

10. “We have to do the right thing and ban this account,” said one staffer.

It’s “pretty obvious he’s going to try to thread the needle of incitement without violating the rules,” said another. pic.twitter.com/9vgvSgqJBB

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

In the early afternoon of January 8, The Washington Post published an open letter signed by over 300 Twitter employees to CEO Jack Dorsey demanding Trump’s ban. “We must examine Twitter’s complicity in what President-Elect Biden has rightly termed insurrection.”

11. In the early afternoon of January 8, The Washington Post published an open letter signed by over 300 Twitter employees to CEO Jack Dorsey demanding Trump’s ban. “We must examine Twitter’s complicity in what President-Elect Biden has rightly termed insurrection.”

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

However, the Twitter staff assigned to evaluate Trump’s tweets concluded Trump never violated Twitter’s policies.

13. “It’s pretty clear he’s saying the ‘American Patriots’ are the ones who voted for him and not the terrorists (we can call them that, right?) from Wednesday.”

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

Another Twitter staffer agreed: “Don’t see incitement angle here.”

14. Another staffer agreed: “Don’t see the incitement angle here.” pic.twitter.com/6mbUU2Tma0

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

“I also am not seeing clear or coded incitement in the DJT tweet,” wrote Anika Navaroli, a Twitter policy official. “I’ll respond in the elections channel and say that our team has assessed and found no vios”—or violations—“for the DJT one.”

15. “I also am not seeing clear or coded incitement in the DJT tweet,” wrote Anika Navaroli, a Twitter policy official. “I’ll respond in the elections channel and say that our team has assessed and found no vios”—or violations—“for the DJT one.” pic.twitter.com/DnJk2UUuf6

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

Twitter Safety assessed Trump’s tweets did not violate policies.

16. She does just that: “as an fyi, Safety has assessed the DJT Tweet above and determined that there is no violation of our policies at this time.” pic.twitter.com/wMQ68Hu2xA

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

17. (Later, Navaroli would testify to the House Jan. 6 committee:“For months I had been begging and anticipating and attempting to raise the reality that if nothing—if we made no intervention into what I saw occuring, people were going to die.”)

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

Twitter’s team also concluded Trump’s tweet on the inauguration did not violate policies.

18. Next, Twitter’s safety team decides that Trump’s 7:44 am ET tweet is also not in violation. They are unequivocal: “it’s a clear no vio. It’s just to say he’s not attending the inauguration” pic.twitter.com/zdxSsG1UBS

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

Bari Weiss points out that other heads of state were not banned from Twitter even though they called for genocides.

Only Trump was banned even though the team privately concluded he never violated policies.

20. In June 2018, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted, “#Israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the West Asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen.”

Twitter neither deleted the tweet nor banned the Ayatollah. pic.twitter.com/D6Cb1F05sY

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

In October 2020, the former Malaysian Prime Minister said it was “a right” for Muslims to “kill millions of French people.”

21. In October 2020, the former Malaysian Prime Minister said it was “a right” for Muslims to “kill millions of French people.”

Twitter deleted his tweet for “glorifying violence,” but he remains on the platform. The tweet below was taken from the Wayback Machine: pic.twitter.com/7tgxgCw9I9

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, incited violence against pro-Biafra groups and he didn’t ban him.

22. Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, incited violence against pro-Biafra groups.“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war,” he wrote, “will treat them in the language they understand.”

Twitter deleted the tweet but didn’t ban Buhari.

— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 12, 2022

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