Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey makes stunning admission about ‘left-leaning’ bias


Dorsey's admission comes at a time when social media platforms are being scrutinized for how they punish users who violate their terms of service.

In a CNN interview, Dorsey asserted that despite the employees' personal views the company is not discriminating against any political viewpoint.

"We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit more left-leaning", Dorsey says.

He explained that Twitter's definition of "shadow banning" is "hiding tweets from everyone without that person [who published the tweet] knowing about it".

"We do not shadow ban according to political ideology, or viewpoint, or content, period", stated Dorsey.

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"We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology", @Jack told me. We look at behavior'. "And I think it's important to articulate our bias, and to share it with people so that people understand us, but we need to remove all bias from how we act, and our policies, and our enforcement".

The Twitter CEO said in an interview with The Hill this week that Jones was banned after he received complaints that Jones's content was inciting violence.

Jones' Twitter account was suspended for one week - a move that the platform was late in the game for after other services had already removed the far-right hosts' content.

Dorsey is expected to testify next month before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the issue of Russia's election interference.