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Protesters Want Trumps Twitter Account Banned! Twitter Is Enabling Him!

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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Protesters accuse Twitter CEO of being 'complicit' after Trump nuclear button tweet

An activist group in San Francisco is calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for being “complicit” in President Trump's tweet boasting about the size and strength of his nuclear launch button.

Resist SF on Tuesday night projected the phrases “@jack is #complicit” and “Ban @realDonaldTrump” on Twitter's headquarters. They are also planning a protest for Wednesday night.

Facebook event for the protest accuses Dorsey of “endangering the world” and violating its own rules by not banning Trump after he tweeted that his nuclear button is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s.

Trump's tweet was apparently in response to Kim’s comment earlier this week that he has a nuclear launch button at his desk. 

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that the tweet does not violate its terms of service because it is not a "specific threat.”

“You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people,” Twitter’s policy reads.

“Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, has enabled @realDonaldTrump from his first dog whistles in the birther movement to his latest nuclear pissing contest,” Resist SF wrote in the Facebook event. “Twitter is endangering the world and breaking its own terms of service to do it. Trump or Jack must go.”

This is not the first time Twitter has been criticized for “enabling” the president. Trump's repeated Twitter attacks on individuals and businesses have led many of the president’s critics to argue that he has violated the platform’s rules. 

Dorsey in the past has defended the company’s decision not to ban Trump’s account or force him to delete certain tweets, saying that the tweets are newsworthy and important for political transparency.

—Updated at 10:44 a.m.

by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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anxiousschk
by anxiouss on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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Free speech is an amazing thing, isn't it? 

Now, I honestly have no idea what typically gets an account banned or blocked from twitter - but I'd imagine it would need to be some pretty big stuff in order for twitter to shut down the account of a sitting President.  

Even though I abhor the man's tweets, I don't think they rise to the level of blocking or banning him.  

jpickens
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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I was in web development for years and I agree with this.  Trump's social media behavior is a hot embarassing mess but  it has to be a pretty bold disreguard for the TOS.   I don't think the CEO should get shit about this because its threading thin ice banning users based on a disagreement on views.  Thats a lot harder than it seems. 

I think there are other areas where push back will be more productive.   

Quoting anxiousschk:

Free speech is an amazing thing, isn't it? 

Now, I honestly have no idea what typically gets an account banned or blocked from twitter - but I'd imagine it would need to be some pretty big stuff in order for twitter to shut down the account of a sitting President.  

Even though I abhor the man's tweets, I don't think they rise to the level of blocking or banning him.  


GrayDuck41
by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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We need to see what’s in Trumps mind so its good that he’s still tweeting. They shouldn’t ban him. We need to know what weird stuff he’s thinking.
Besides, yes, the First Amendment!
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 2:08 PM
First Amendment doesn't apply to Twitter. It's up to them to decide if his tweet violates TOS regarding violence. They suspended Sheriff Clarke the other day for threats and violence, I don't think Trump's tweet was comparable tbh
LancesMom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 4:35 PM
They did?? Ha good! Sheriff Clarke is a narcissistic ass!

Quoting jessilin0113: First Amendment doesn't apply to Twitter. It's up to them to decide if his tweet violates TOS regarding violence. They suspended Sheriff Clarke the other day for threats and violence, I don't think Trump's tweet was comparable tbh
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 5:48 PM
Yeah his tweets were super crazy pants, too. I'll have to see if I can find screen shots

Quoting LancesMom: They did?? Ha good! Sheriff Clarke is a narcissistic ass!

Quoting jessilin0113: First Amendment doesn't apply to Twitter. It's up to them to decide if his tweet violates TOS regarding violence. They suspended Sheriff Clarke the other day for threats and violence, I don't think Trump's tweet was comparable tbh
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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LancesMom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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Wow! Crazy!

Quoting jessilin0113:

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Jessie10012
by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 6:47 PM

More California idiots.  

PPCLC
by Lisa on Jan. 3, 2018 at 7:56 PM

In the time I've been on Twitter, I've seen worse than the asinine, moronic Tweet that Trump (or one of his cronies) Tweeted about the "nuclear button."

If they're going to ban President Trump, they better backpedal and ban many others.

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