GET A LOAD OF THIS! Twitter is now threatening to ban Donald Trump if he gets too ….WHAT?!
Maybe someone will start a social media platform that is actually unbiased, or God-forbid conservative. There is a huge business opportunity there and I’ll bet that Trump would capitalize on it…and we’d be the first to sign up!
Twitter’s definition of ‘hate’ and ‘violence’ is exceedingly subjective. The Daily Caller notes how this stance differs from their stance four years ago. Then they said they liked to stay neutral and they believed in free speech. Not so much these days and many users out there will attest to that. Slate reported, however, the Commander-in-Tweet will not face those kind of restrictions on Facebook. Responding to calls for a suspension of Trump’s Facebook page after he called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in November it would be inappropriate to interfere with a major-party candidate’s political posts. Agreed and that was the correct position to take.
Twitter reportedly is not ruling out the possibility of banning President-elect Donald Trump from the social media platform if his online conduct gets too unruly.
“The Twitter Rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies,” a company spokesperson told Slate magazine when asked if Twitter would potentially ban a government official or Trump himself.
“The Twitter Rules apply to all accounts, including verified accounts,” the spokesperson added.
The hardline differs from how the company described its censorship stance four years ago, the Daily Caller noted.
“Generally, we remain neutral as to the content because our general council and CEO like to say that we are the free speech wing of the free speech party,” Tony Wang, general manager of Twitter in the U.K., said in 2012 while describing the social media company.
What a dumb business move this is. So, Twitter doesn’t care about millions of conservatives? What? Their stock hasn’t tanked enough already? They need a serious reality check here and to stop pushing their censorship and political views on their users. Is it that they think no matter what they pull, that people can’t live without Twitter? Uh no. We certainly can if we have to. Get over yourselves already.