A true American Patriot

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on Thursday, November 3rd, 2017, deactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter account. It was an employee of Twitter on his last day of work. He did what Twitter should have done, by its own rules, months ago.

Trump’s latest violation of Twitter policy was probably his calling for the death of an American Citizen who had just been sentenced for a crime he had pled guilty for, but that was not a death penalty crime.

If I called for the death of someone, they would delete my twitter account, and I can’t really kill someone by saying “kill them.” But the President actually does have that power, and short of actually ordering a black op to have someone murdered, he can insist that someone should be killed, and one of his deplorable followers may well carry it out. If that happens in this case remains to be seen. At this point, anything bad that happens in part or fully due to a Tweet by Donald Trump is Twitter’s fault.

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10 thoughts on “A true American Patriot

  1. I agree that the president has violated Twitter’s “terms” several times, and that if you or I had written the things he has we’d be gone in a New York Minute.


    This bothers me. It doesn’t speak at all well for the internal security Twitter gives its subscriber accounts.

  2. We haven’t heard the balancing POV of the other side from Rick A or Mike N yet. We won’t have epistemic closure on this event until that happens.

    1. Here you go:
      Trump’s tweeting kept Bergdahl out of jail. The judge had already warned in denying the motion that his comments as a candidate were irrelevant. Then Trump tweeted, and the defense argued that Bergdahl was not getting a fair trial in military court with the commander in chief prejudicing the case. So the judge gave a light sentence and let him walk.

      Also, Dean is correct with all of this social media. Random employees can access your account history. Private DMs, etc. Facebook has info on you in a private profile that includes information you did not give to Facebook.

  3. Pro:
    11 minutes of bliss.

    Raises a security issue. You don’t want somebody hacking into his account and starting a war or who knows what. Which would probably make Trump happy but highlights the point that he shouldn’t be yammering on Twtter in the first place. Which ruins my morning because it reminds me out of the gate just how stupid and vile that jackass is.

    Thanks a lot.

    1. “You don’t want somebody hacking into his account”

      Or the account of anyone else (although repercussions would be less serious). If one person had this much access to the account of the president, it has to be easier for people to have access to the account of any subscriber.

    2. Which is actually yet another reason to not let him have an account. You wouldn’t be able to tell if it was hacked, no matter how crazy the hackers fake tweets were.

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