Donald Trump has made extensive use of Twitter, much of which has been sensationalized by the media and others. Trump has also used his Twitter account to criticize and blast his political opponents. However, many Americans followed Trump’s tweets and supported much of what he said and congratulated for saying what many feel. Consequently, the co-founder of Twitter is apologizing for his platform’s role in getting Trump elected.
Twitter’s co-founder, Evan Williams, came out and apologized on Saturday for his involvement in electing President Donald Trump. He believed the platform is what landed Trump the position. Williams said, “It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that. If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry.”
While I find this funny for many reasons because it is definitely not bad that Trump is president, it is probably true that Twitter helped play a role in Trump’s election. However, this is not because of anything Twitter did. It is because we could direct see what Trump had to say, in the rawest form, without the mumbo jumbo of media bias.
Fox News reports:…
Facebook and Google have begun censoring postings of conservatives and even cutting ad revenue from sites they don’t like. With the apology being given in the role Twitter may have played in the election of Donald Trump, one has to wonder if they’ll start infringing on the First Amendment right of free speech as other social media outlets are doing?