Donald Trump is panicking Friday morning because social media platform Twitter is finally doing the right thing by censoring his insane posts. They are simply no longer letting him get away with breaking their rules and if he keeps it up, they may in fact ban him from the platform.
Trump must know this, which is why he decided to keep fighting with Twitter this morning. He doubled down on calling for the suspension of legal protections given to social media companies under Section 230. Trump has clearly not connected the dots here, which is that if he’s going to go to war with them like this, they are going to fight back.
“Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!” Trump posted this morning.
Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
Twitter was forced to completely censor Trump after he said that he will have the National Guard start “shooting” if people keep “looting.” In response, Twitter completely censored the post for violating its rules surrounding “glorifying violence.” Threatening to shoot people for looting is extreme and this seems like a perfectly acceptable reason to censor Trump.
Wow. Twitter has flagged Trump’s Minneapolis “THUGS” tweet for “glorifying violence” pic.twitter.com/cxfpGijIQQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 29, 2020
Trump also said this morning that we should, “Regulate Twitter if they are going to start regulating free speech.” This is a battle he will definitely lose and he may well just get himself kicked off social media, which would be fantastic. Everyone knows that free speech stops when you start issuing threats, which is exactly what Trump did! Because he is insane and defiant, he is likely to keep posting more insanity, like he’s been doing for years, so the odds of him finally being kicked off are higher than ever.