CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday that he "fully
admit[s]" Twitter employees share a largely left-leaning
bias after facing accusations that
conservatives are discriminated against on the social
an interview that aired Saturday on CNN,
Dorsey said his company has a responsibility to be
open about its political viewpoints, but to operate without
bias when applying content policies to users.
"We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own
bias, which I fully admit is ... is more left-leaning," Dorsey
the real question behind the question is, are we doing
something according to political ideology or viewpoints? And
we are not. Period," he added.
went on to insist that his company only polices behavior on
the platform, not content.
remarks follow criticism from the right over supposed
"shadow-banning" of conservative users. The platform
and Dorsey have also faced questions over the
to remove far-right conspiracy theorist Alex
Jones from the platform, despite other social media
platforms choosing to do so.
Twitter CEO said in an interview withThe
Hillthis week that Jones was banned
after he received complaints that Jones's content was
were getting a number of reports around the tweet and the
Periscope that the content was inciting violence, which is
against our terms of service, and we took action,” Dorsey
Infowars host received a weeklong ban from the platform, but
has been removed from other services including YouTube,
Spotify and Apple Music.
is expected to testify next month before the Senate
Intelligence Committee on the issue of Russia's election
interference, and faces a possible subpoena from the
House Energy and Commerce Committee over allegations of
discrimination against conservatives on the platform.