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Tags: Twitter | Donates | ACLU | Trump | Travel Ban

Twitter Donates $1.6 Million to ACLU for Fight Against Trump Travel Ban

Twitter Donates $1.6 Million to ACLU for Fight Against Trump Travel Ban

(AP)

By    |   Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:04 AM EST

Twitter and its employees are donating nearly $1.6 million to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight President Donald Trump's travel ban, BuzzFeed reports.

The Twitter staff raised $530,000. The figure was matched by Executive Chair Omid Kordestani and CEO Jack Dorsey, bringing the total to $1.59 million, according to BuzzFeed.

"The Executive Order's humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting," Dorsey said over the weekend. "We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the U.S."

About 925 Twitter employees kicked in their share of the donation, Tech Crunch reported, noting Twitter is the primary communication platform for Trump.

"…but that hasn't stopped staff of the social media company from donating to one of the most prominent organizations opposing him," the website noted.

Tech Crunch said the donation to the ACLU has been confirmed by Twitter.

"Our work is far from done," the website quoted Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde. "In the coming months we'll see a flurry of legal challenges, legislative pushes and public pronouncements.

"But as long as civil liberties are threatened, I'm proud to know that as individuals we will stand up to defend freedom and look after people."

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Twitter and its employees are donating nearly $1.6 million to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight President Donald Trump's travel ban, BuzzFeed reports.
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