Twitter whistleblower who foresaw the violence of Jan. 6 reveals her identity with an omen for the future of US democracy: WaPo

Donald Trump was banned from Twitter two days after the January 6 Capitol riot.

In July, the Jan. 6 panel played a recording of an interview with an anonymous Twitter employee.
The whistleblower said the company was reluctant to take stronger actions against Trump’s account.
The employee, Anika Collier Navaroli, spoke with The Washington Post on why she decided to testify.

The Twitter whistleblower who anonymously testified before the January 6 panel and argued that her company’s leadership was reluctant to take strong actions against Donald Trump’s account publicly stepped forward Thursday.

Anika Collier Navaroli spoke with The Washington Post months after she testified before the committee. In her conversation, she shared why she decided to speak with congressional investigators and the fears she had for the future of democracy after she saw the former president spread false claims of a rigged election.

“My fear within the American context is that we have seen our last peaceful transition of power,” Navaroli, whose identity was also revealed earlier on Thursday by Rep. Jamie Raskin, told The Post. She added that Trump is not alone in spreading false claims of election fraud and that leaders around the world are using “the same playbook.”

Navaroli was a policy expert for Twitter’s team that created the platform’s content-moderation rules. In July, the House select committee investigating the riot played an interview with Navaroli while hiding her identity.

It was during the testimony when Navaroli revealed how Twitter’s executives “relished in the knowledge that they were also the favorite and most-used service of the former president” and were reluctant to impose any strong punishments on Trump’s account.

When Rep. Raskin, a member of the January 6 panel, asked Navaroli if Trump would have been able to keep his account for so long if he were any other user, the …read more

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