Donald Trump is special. Just ask him. When he stole something that did not belong to him, a young woman’s reputation and drug it through his rancid swamp, she did not respond, because she could not. The Florida woman had a heart condition, fainted, and hit her head, leaving her dead at just 28-years-old.
The president tried to gin up another conspiracy theory about her, because she died in one of MSNBC’s Morning Joe (Scarborough’s) offices when he was still a representative (R-FL). The show’s co-host was not even in the same city. POTUS was furious with Scarborough for telling his truth about PTOUS vs. fawning over him.
Although the grieving widower wrote to the president begging him to leave her alone, Trump ignored the man who had never remarried. This cruel act appeared to be the horrid line that was simply too much — for the public, for the Republicans, and especially for Twitter.
The social media platform responded to the outrage finally and added a label to just two of the president’s tweets among the tens of thousands POTUS has bombed the public with. Twitter responded:
‘We added a label to two @realDonaldTrump Tweets about California’s vote-by-mail plans as part of our efforts to enforce our civic integrity policy. We believe those Tweets could confuse voters about what they need to do to receive a ballot and participate in the election process.’
Twitter added that it wanted to provide “context and conversation” about “voter fraud and mail-in ballots:”
‘We also wanted to provide additional context and conversation with regard to voter fraud and mail-in ballots. We have a range of remediations, and in some cases we add labels that link to more context.’
Trump announced he would sign an executive order about “social media companies on Thursday,” according to NBC News. In it, the president threatened Twitter that he would “direct the Federal Communications Commission” (FCC) to edit the Communications Decency Act. He would also ask the FCC to “take action against companies engaging in ‘deceptive acts.'”
Thus far, the mega-social media companies have made their owners into multi-billionaires and left them free of regulation. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) claimed he would introduce legislation:
‘[T]o end these special government giveaways. If @Twitter wants to editorialize & comment on users’ posts, it should be divested of its special status under federal law (Section 230) & forced to play by same rules as all other publishers.’
Trump claimed Twitter was “interfering in the 2020 Presidential election.”
‘Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!’
Reuters tweeted about the president’s executive order:
‘President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on social media companies. The move comes after Twitter put fact-checks on Trump’s tweets for the first time ‘
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on social media companies. The move comes after Twitter put fact-checks on Trump’s tweets for the first time https://t.co/MUC5ZHTJam pic.twitter.com/LZbFeaT4FQ
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 28, 2020
Yet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stood by his company’s decision:
‘Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he stands by the company’s decision to fact-check 2 tweets by President Trump, as the White House prepares an executive order aimed at cracking down on online platforms’
Even China was “furious” at Twitter for its “retroactively tag tweets:”
‘China Furious After Twitter Retroactively Tags Tweets From Top Officials’
Newsweek tweeted that the president’s lawsuit claims social media “suppresses conservative views:”
‘As Trump threatens social media over bias, appeals court dismisses suit claiming Twitter suppresses conservative views | Via Newsweek’
Twitter world went wild after Twitter finally reacted to Trump’s Tweets. Check out some of our favorites below: