Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday to discuss the social network's decision to allow a tweet by President Donald Trump that lead to a flood of tweets threatening the life of the Muslim congresswoman.
The call focused on a tweet Trump shared earlier this month that included a video that purported to show Omar being dismissive of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The video coupled out-of-context comments she made during a recent speech in which she said "some people did something" with images of the hijacked airplanes striking the World Trade Center.
When Omar asked Dorsey during the call why the Twitter didn't remove Trump's tweet, the Twitter CEO told her it didn't violate the company's rules, sources told the Washington Post, which previously reported the conversation.
Dorsey also pointed out that the tweet had been shared beyond the site but conceded that Twitter needed to do a better job of removing hate and harassing content from the site, the Post reported.
A Twitter spokesperson on Thursday confirmed the conversation between Dorsey and Omar, which occurred the same day that Dorsey and Trump had an Oval Office meeting.