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 Monday.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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.

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

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

In October 2021, Twitter allowed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to call on citizens to take up arms against the Tigray region.

Twitter allowed the tweet to remain up, and did not ban the prime minister.

In early February 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government threatened to arrest Twitter employees in India, and to incarcerate them for up to seven years after they restored hundreds of accounts that had been critical of him.

Twitter did not ban Modi.

But Twitter still banned Trump even though the execs concluded he did not violate any policies.

Vijaya Gadde, the evil head of Twitter’s Legal, Policy and Trust, (she was born in India and hates the US), jumped in and wanted to ban the President of the United States.

Twitter’s far-left, America-hating employees interpreted “American Patriots” to refer to the rioters.

Shortly before Trump’s ban, the Twitter team came to “view him as the leader of a terrorist group responsible for violence/deaths comparable to Christchurch shooter or Hitler and on that basis and on the totality of his Tweets, he should be de-platformed.”

The chaos escalated leading up to Trump’s ban.

One hour later Twitter announced Trump’s permanent ban.

Many at Twitter cheered Trump’s ban.

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