Twitter CEO Weighs In On Harrassment

On Sunday, Elexus Jionde, a 22-year-old history graduate and blogger, posted a series of tweets (later storifyed here) on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ruminating on America’s long history of white nationalist terrorism. As Jionde told Buzzfeed News, she posted the tweets in a connected thread for context, so that each individual tweet could be read alongside the others. The tweets unpacked three centuries of racism, but when they went viral, Jionde realized that the thread was broken. Divorced of all historical context, Jionde’s first tweet may read as callous or even disrespectful to 9/11 victims. “I believe Twitter deliberately unconnected the thread to deprive people of context,” Jionde said. “Some will say that it was some sort of system glitch or whatever, but I

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