President Donald Trump griped that Twitter's trending topics are always making him look bad, and his threat against the social media company was met with mockery.
The president hinted the government was looking into the tech giant's methods for promoting content after noticing that many of the posts about him seemed to be critical.
"Twitter makes sure that Trending on Twitter is anything bad, Fake or not, about President Donald Trump," he tweeted. "So obvious what they are doing. Being studied now!"
Twitter makes sure that Trending on Twitter is anything bad, Fake or not, about President Donald Trump. So obvious… https://t.co/YyXx8PJ2Na— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1600344442.0
Trump and his children, along with many other Republicans, have long accused Twitter of stifling conservative voices, and he signed a May 28 executive order allowing the Federal Trade Commission to investigate complaints about political bias.
@realDonaldTrump It just so happens that every time you say or do some really DUMB shit, it tends to trend on Twitt… https://t.co/6p7DN1CSxU— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1600346818.0
@realDonaldTrump I think it's because everything you do is bad. Or stupid. Or illegal. Or embarrassing. "Being studied" - HILARIOUS!— Mike (@Mike)1600354504.0
@realDonaldTrump Another lie. Trump is constantly doing bad things. He has only himself to blame, not Twitter or the media.— Pam Szitas (@Pam Szitas)1600354633.0
@realDonaldTrump You are clueless about how algorithms work, aren’t you? The trends are negative about you because… https://t.co/hRXisHExPY— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1600344533.0
@realDonaldTrump #TrumpIsALoser— Darla Levesque Wood (@Darla Levesque Wood)1600353770.0
@realDonaldTrump Anytime you don’t get your way, it’s someone else’s fault. How about we coin the phrase #temperTantrumTrump— DJSammm🏳️🌈🌊🇨🇦 (@DJSammm🏳️🌈🌊🇨🇦)1600353969.0
@realDonaldTrump Aaah, Donnie - looking for another scapegoat and excuse for when you lose? “It was Twitters fau… https://t.co/QgYAV4bOqr— Mike °🐋…🌊🌊…🐝…♓︎ (@Mike °🐋…🌊🌊…🐝…♓︎)1600354252.0
@realDonaldTrump Your follower count is fake as hell...start there 😉— Martin, moldy german racoon🦝😷🤓🇺🇲🇩🇪🤝 (@Martin, moldy german racoon🦝😷🤓🇺🇲🇩🇪🤝)1600354486.0
@realDonaldTrump Trending is about numbers. Trending negative tweets about you mean that an overwhelming number of… https://t.co/IIylPCtjJk— gail shulman (@gail shulman)1600354977.0
@realDonaldTrump Who talks about themselves in 3rd person?!!— LadyG👠 1/20/21✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿 (@LadyG👠 1/20/21✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿)1600355249.0
@realDonaldTrump Add "algorithm" to the countless list of things Trump knows nothing about. 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/syoMEdofDz— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1600344788.0