A headline like “Trump tells Congress to follow him on Twitter for updates on war with Iran” speaks for itself.
I’ve long felt that it was Twitter’s responsibility to turn off Donald Trump’s account. It’s not just an unwelcome (and obviously rule-breaking) source of threats, harassment, and hateful conduct on the Internet. It’s a major force for the destabilization of global politics.
Since Twitter has long ago forsaken any social responsibility for what they do, the time is right for the rest of us to take action. We must immediately raise $24.5B, purchase Twitter, and shut the whole damn thing down. There are no drawbacks; only benefits.