‘Twitter is full of s**t’: Social media platform’s war with Trump just took a serious turn

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While the nation was fed what many see as propaganda about Russia interfering in the 2016 election — there was meddling, but the extent of its effectiveness is dubious — America is now seeing real interference and its coming from within.

With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey making the bold decision in the wee hours of Friday to censor the President of the United States and double down on the major escalation of its battle with President Trump by extending that censorship to the official White House Twitter account, things just took a serious turn.

The president sent a strong message to social media companies Thursday afternoon when he signed an executive order that could possibly limit their liability protections and federal funding.

Taking aim at Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter, Trump noted the “unchecked power” of the online platforms as he called for a review of legal immunity shielding the companies from content posted on their sites.

Twitter’s response to the president effectively paving the way for regulation of social media networks was to hide his commentary about the riots in Minneapolis behind a disclaimer warning he was “glorifying violence.”

The censored tweet reads: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

To get a feel for just how bitter this battle is getting, White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino ripped Twitter for censoring Trump’s tweet.

(** Language warning)

“Twitter is full of shit – more and more people are beginning to get it,” Scavino said in response to a tweet from the company trying to justify its actions.

After Trump’s tweet was covered by the disclaimer, the White House account posted the quote above, only to have Dorsey and his merry band of liberal suppressors hide that tweet behind the same disclaimer.

Again, the president’s comment was in response to violent thugs burning down their community.

It was suggested that the president was essentially “daring” Twitter to do so — if this proves to be true, the social media giant called his bluff.

Keep in mind that Twitter has already taken to tagging Trump’s tweets with editor’s notes to dissuade messages they disagree with, as seen in the recent tweet on mail-in ballots.

Mollie Hemingway, a columnist and editor at The Federalist, hit the nail on the head when she noted: “Twitter moving from general US election meddling in fight against Trump into something more serious. Question is what to do about it.”

The social media giants have been very clear about not allowing their platforms to aid in the reelection of President Trump, after many have accused Big Tech as playing a major role in Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016.

But did Jack Dorsey just take that resistance a step too far?

With sports betting outfits setting odds on Twitter suspending Trump’s account, can there be any suspense about where this is heading?

Should such an occurrence happen a month prior to the November election, it would eliminate a major platform for the president to go around a biased media committed to seeing him be defeated and communicate directly with the American people.

Interference that dwarfs anything Vladimir Putin could ever hope to accomplish.

“Serious” times indeed, Ms. Hemingway… here’s a sampling of responses to her post from Twitter:

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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