Saturday, April 13, 2024

Jack Steps Up: Twitter Puts Trump On Notice for Tweet Encouraging Violence Against Minneapolis Protesters


Twitter — Jack Dorsey– has finally stepped up. They’ve put Donald Trump on notice for his Tweet overnight encouraging violence against Minneapolis protesters.

Trump wrote: “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!”

Twitter added, in blue: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

This is now a war between Trump and Twitter, and all social media as witnessed by last night’s clearly unconstitutional Executive Order. And this is only the beginning because Facebook and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, are squarely in the middle of this. So far Zuckerberg has failed his customers in what seems like support of Trump. The wave of sentiment against Facebook could grow stronger in just a short time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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