Friday, May 29, 2020

Truth, Trump, and Twitter - Using Twitter Despite Known Risk Is Still A Choice.

Trump clearly isn't putting out fires, he's fanning the flames.

Trump has been silent on Twitter about George Floyd's murder, lack of criminal charges against Chauvin, and police brutality - UNTIL people started rioting/looting.

Then, when he finally stops pushing petty distraction fluff, like Flynn and his petty fights with critics on Twitter (and Twitter itself), and starts paying attention to more important and urgent matters - what does he do? 

... instead of condemning BOTH Floyd's murder AND the riots ...

He politicizes it and name-calls the Democrat mayor and threatens to call in the national guard - 
condemning JUST the protesters/rioters.

Then he tweeted the following, which is the only tweet that Twitter actually hid (they placed a "fact-check" warning on others), for encouraging/glorifying violence, which is no longer visible: 

"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!"

(You can no longer see this tweet).

And I'm not condoning riots or looting - but the riots and looting were a reaction to violence against George Floyd - these actions did not occur, nor exist, in a vacuum.

Once again, he fans the flames of white supremacy/racism, but condemns the dumpster fire that results (see earlier post for that Governor Beshear quote). 

The fact is, Trump's new battle with Twitter did NOT start because of the mail-in fraud tweet.

It started the day prior, after Trump tweeted an insinuation that Joe Scarborough murdered Lori Klausutis, and both Lori's widower and Joe Scarborough wrote and pleaded with Jack Dorsey/Twitter to do something (see below letter).

I've never written Trump, but if I did, I'd say this ...

Dumpster fires, threats, violence, and death everywhere, this week, Trump, - and all you've cared about is yourself - your petty fights on Twitter with critics and with Twitter itself, until now.

You weren't suspended or blocked from Twitter - Twitter just began adding warning labels to fact-check accusations you've made without providing any evidence whatsoever.

This occurred immediately after you insinuated your Republican press critic, Joe Scarborough, murdered Lori Klausutis on Twitter - which his widower and family condemned as false and pleaded with Twitter to remove.

Twitter refused to remove those tweets.

However, Twitter DID agree - from that moment forward - to begin adding warning labels to any posts they were alerted of (which means you have to report them first) that made accusations without providing proof, to alert people to fact check them - and hid one threatening tweet condoning shooting of looters. 

Lastly, and most importantly - not only is Twitter a private company, but nobody is forcing you to use Twitter, Trump.

And it is that FACT that will be the end legal argument to any all legal arguments you find yourself in with Twitter - The End.

PS - Here's what censorship really looks like, Trump ...

I'm no CNN superfan - and I already posted this clip 2 posts below, but again, here is CNN's Omar Jimenez being arrested on live TV, for literally no reason (released later with an apology from the governor) - but THIS is censorship.  And it was way wrong ...

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