Trump Banned From Twitter Until He Removes COVID-19 Misinformation Piece

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Isn’t it interesting that two of the giants of social media, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, have to police the Child in Chief in the Oval Office, because he can’t be trusted to police himself? And apparently neither can his aides. Washington Post:

Twitter said it will require President Trump to remove a post containing coronavirus misinformation, banning him from tweeting until he does so.

President Trump’s tweet of a video clip from a Fox News interview — in which he said that children are “almost immune” from covid-19 — violates the site’s rules against misinformation, the company said. Twitter hid the post and said he will not be able to tweet from his account until he deletes it, although he can appeal the decision.

Facebook on Wednesday said it removed President Trump’s post of a video clip from a Fox News interview in which he said that children are “almost immune” from covid-19, marking the company’s increasingly tough stance on political speech amid heightened pressure.

I guess it’s a good thing that there are some adults, somewhere, who are looking out for America’s interest during the pandemic, because it is certain that the sitting president* is not.

It will be interesting to see if Trump appeals the Twitter ban, or if he removes the offending tweet, which is hidden at this point. I am assuming that Trump will comply with Twitter’s ban, because that’s his drug of choice, the tweet box. I can’t see him giving it up that easily.

I’ll bet that there is wailing and gnashing of teeth at the White House right now. Who knows, maybe executive orders are being drafted.

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SteveP
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SteveP

Without Twitter the orangutan baby is neutered. He’ll comply but he’ll do it kicking and screaming all the way.

chris whitley
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Yeah, they will need some of that narconon. Shoot him up with an epi pen before he goes into convulsions.