IT’S ALL OUT (TWITTER) WAR!

Here’s the list:

  • The assassination of the archduke Ferdinand –> World War I
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor –> US joins WWII
  • 9/11 –> War in Afghanistan

In many wars, you can point to one moment in time that prompted action. In 2020, a social media giant slapping a ‘Fact check’ label on a President’s status and now, TWITTER WAR.

In case you’ve had a million better things to do, you know like educate your own kids or worry about the economy or care for a sick relative or work to keep your own employment safe or if not, look for a job in the worst job market in almost 100 year,  let’s catch you up on President Trump’s Twitter vendetta.

  1. Trump tweets false information about mail-in balloting
  2. Trump tweets alleging to a connection between MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and the “murder” of a former staffer (the staffer died of an undiagnosed heart condition according to autopsy)
  3. That staffer’s widower pleads with Twitter to do sometime about the president’s tweets
  4. *During all of this, a video of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, who is African American, is seen literally dying while handcuffed by police as one policeman maintains a knee on the back of his neck while three others stand around them
  5. Twitter addresses the widower but does nothing about those particular tweets
  6. Twitter DOES slap a fact check label to Trump’s mail-in balloting tweets that links to various forms of information about the subject
  7. *Protests begin regarding the death of George Floyd 
  8. Trump reportedly blows his lid and threatens, via Twitter, to take action against social media
  9. Video of looting emerges coinciding, but having noting to do with the allegedly unlawful killing of George Floyd
  10. Trump signs Executive Order that could punish social media companies for how they police content
  11.  Trump Tweets addressing the looting (had never addressed George Floyd’s death to this point) not limited to “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”
  12. Twitter slaps a warning on the aforementioned Trump Tweet, “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.”

 

 

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