Overdrive Media Marketplace, a startup that sells mobile apps, announced today that it will stop publishing the tweets that President Donald Trump has sent on Twitter in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The company, which was founded in 2017, is a subsidiary of the DoJ, which declined to comment.
In a tweet, Overdrive founder and CEO Dan Dickson wrote: “We’ve made the decision to no longer publish Trump’s tweets on the DojPodcast platform.
The tweets that were published in this manner are not the Dojo’s content.”
In a statement, OverDrive said it “reached out to the President in hopes of reaching an understanding” with him, and added: “The President has expressed his disappointment with our decision and his tweets do not reflect the position of the Justice Department.”
Dickson continued: “He is currently working on addressing these issues.
We are grateful for the support from DoJ and the public.
We will continue to be available for any future media inquiries.”
Overdrive said it is working with the White House to ensure that it is publishing the President’s tweets in a way that does not infringe on the First Amendment.
The platform also said that it would be taking down any tweets that have been shared or retweeted in the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence.