After falsely blasting Twitter for ‘discriminatory’ anti-conservative policies Trump meets with company’s CEO
President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday with an unusually early tweetstorm, blasting and berating a wide variety of targets, including MSNBC’s “Angry Dumb and Sick” “Morning Psycho,” known to everyone else in America as “Morning Joe” Scarborough. He also set his sights on “The Radical Left Democrats, together with their leaders in the Fake News Media,” and “the Enemy of the People!” better known as The New York Times.
There were also two somewhat irregular tweets, somewhat threatening in nature, and totally false, about Twitter itself:
“The best thing ever to happen to Twitter is Donald Trump.” @MariaBartiromo So true, but they don’t treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on. Constantly taking people off list. Big complaints from many people. Different names-over 100 M…..# p #3_17 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019# p #4_17 # ad skipped = true #
…..But should be much higher than that if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games. No wonder Congress wants to get involved – and they should. Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!# p #6_17 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019# p #7_17 # ad skipped = true #
Trump was complaining about the entirely false conspiracy theory that conservatives have been spinning for over two years now: that social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter are silencing conservatives, are “shadow-banning” them, and taking other measures against conservatives. In reality, social media platforms have simply changed their focus and no longer are working to promote news outlets in general – regardless of point of view.
But now we learn that President Trump today met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Presumably the meeting, which does not appear on the President’s Daily Schedule, was pre-arranged, as Twitter HQ is in San Francisco.
“Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with other Twitter executives, is having a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard from two independent sources. The meeting comes after an invitation from the White House, the email adds,” according to Vice News’ Motherboard website.
As far as Trump’s and conservatives’ false claims of anti-GOP discrimination, Motherboard notes that “Twitter has faced criticism about a perceived bias against conservatives that the company and experts who study social media say is unfounded.”
“This month, Republicans questioned Twitter over concerns the platform is censoring conversative speech. Twitter has also faced criticism over its handling of Trump’s own Twitter account, which he uses often to attack political opponents. His tweets have, at times, broken Twitter’s rules, leading some to call for the company to ban or suspend his account.”
President Trump just tweeted about the meeting:
Great meeting this afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with @Jack from @Twitter. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue! pic.twitter.com/QnZi579eFb# p #15_17 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019# p #16_17 # ad skipped = true #