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Twitter CEO Apologizes for Meghan McCain Gun Photo

Twitter CEO Apologizes for Meghan McCain Gun Photo
Meghan McCain reaches out to touch the flag-draped casket bearing the remains of her father, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By    |   Thursday, 06 September 2018 07:47 AM

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized on Wednesday for his site waiting too long to remove a doctored image of Meghan McCain weeping over her father’s casket. The offensive picture depicted a gun being aimed at her chest and had a snarky caption.

Dorsey, admitted the company did not respond quick enough in removing the image, The Arizona Republic reported.

“That was unacceptable,” he said. "We did take way too many hours to act.”

A Twitter user posted the doctored image the same day that Arizona held memorial services for Sen. John McCain, who died of brain cancer last month.

Hours later, Meghan McCain’s husband Ben Domenech blasted Dorsey for not acting quicker to remove the threatening post.

“Tell me why this is cool by you,” Domenech tweeted to Dorsey in a post that has since been deleted, The Arizona Republic noted.

The account that posted the image was later suspended but Domenech criticized Dorsey for allowing the post to stay up for so long.

“No one should have to raise a ruckus or highlight this sort of thing publicly to get their attention,” he posted to Twitter.

“Still want an explanation for why something so obviously in violation took so much attention for Twitter to react,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

Rep. Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas, asked Dorsey if he had reached out to apologize to the McCain family, The Arizona Republic reported.

“I haven't personally, but I will,” he said.

Domenech thanked Dorsey Thursday in a tweet but noted that “things would be much easier if Twitter exclusively policed violent threats, terrorism, stalking/harassment, and doxxing, and just gave us a chronological timeline of people we follow.”

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized on Wednesday for his site waiting too long to remove a doctored image of Meghan McCain weeping over her father’s casket. The offensive picture depicted a gun being aimed at her chest and had a snarky caption.
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