The Twitter Files Part V: Chinese Employee Warned Co-Workers Against Censoring Trump

  • After Trump’s two tweets were determined to not be a violation of the company’s policies, Vijaya Gadde — Twitter’s Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust — asked if the tweets could be coded in some way.
  • Twitter’s team then began to see Trump’s mentioning of “American Patriots” as a reference which led them to view Trump as “the leader of a terrorist group.”
  • Weiss protected the identities of many inside Twitter who contributed to what was happening by blocking their names and account photos from inside the company Slack channel.