Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to Sean Hannity on ‘shadow banning’

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Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2017. 

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Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 1, 2017. 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called into conservative commentator Sean Hannity’s radio show Wednesday to address recent calls of censorship and so-called “shadow banning” of prominent Republicans.

“We do not shadow ban according to political ideology or viewpoint or content period,” Dorsey said.

Dorsey and the social media platform came under fire last month from President Donald Trump and other Republican lawmakers for the supposed de-emphasizing of conservative accounts. Twitter does limit the visibility in search results for particular accounts it finds to be abusive, but has repeatedly denied doing so based on political beliefs.

“There’s a lot of nuance to this,” Dorsey said. “This is definitely not easy but we’re trying to approach this with a very simple goal which is how do we earn more trust.”

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