Twitter’s going to unlock Donald Trump’s account, cross their fingers & hope for the best

President Donald J. Trump departs the White House

For a while, I understood Twitter’s reasoning when it came to their “hands off” approach to Donald Trump’s Twitter account. While deranged and fascist, his tweets were “statements from a president” and they had some kind of value for the historical record of this dark period of America. As I said, I understood that for a while. But as Trump grew more and more unhinged, as he openly spread dangerous information, as he incited and praised violent terrorists, as he tweeted lie after lie, I do think that Twitter should have just pulled the f–king plug on him, or at the very least, held him to the same kind of standards to which they hold other users, with suspensions and account-lockings. Yesterday, when Twitter locked his account, that was the biggest “punishment” he’d ever gotten. And apparently Twitter is still going to unlock his account today.

Twitter is set to restore access to President Trump’s account on Thursday morning, twelve hours after the tech giant blocked him for blasting out a series of falsehoods as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The penalty marked the most severe punishment Twitter has ever meted out to Trump, who has used his vast online reach to spread a stream of falsehoods over the past four years — prompting criticism that the company and its Silicon Valley peers should have done more, and sooner, to stop him from stoking real-world tensions.

Twitter punished Trump over a series of tweets Wednesday that sought to cast doubt over the 2020 presidential race. One included a video in which Trump spread disinformation about the election’s outcome, even as he told rioters to leave the House and Senate at a time when lawmakers had started the process of certifying Joseph Biden as the next president. Another tweet attributed the violent mob’s actions to the widely disproved claim that votes had been “stripped away from great patriots.”

Twitter required Trump to delete the tweets to obtain access to his account, but it made clear it plans to escalate its enforcement efforts and suspend the president permanently if he continues to break its rules.

Facebook and its photo-sharing service, Instagram, also suspended Trump this week from posting over 24 hours starting Wednesday evening, and the tech giant joined Twitter and Google-owned YouTube in taking down the president’s earlier video. Facebook also said it would remove harmful content posted by other users promoting similar riots at the U.S. Capitol.

The threat for further violence — and Trump’s history in using social media to spread misinformation — prompted a wide array of critics including the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League to call on Silicon Valley to suspend the president outright in the final days of his first and only term. Meanwhile, Trump’s supporters took to alternative social-media platforms, including Parler, to tout their support for the riots and call for further bloodshed.

[From The Washington Post]

As the FBI is searching for the terrorists who laid siege to the Capitol, those same social media sites will be utilized, in addition to Parler, which is just Twitter for Nazis. Many of the terrorists gleefully posted about their fascist adventures on Facebook, Parler and Twitter, and very few of them were wearing masks or anything. So, I mean, I hope the FBI is combing through all of those social media accounts and I hope the social media companies work with law enforcement to help find and prosecute the terrorists, and that includes Donald Trump. Considering all the sh-t that went down, Twitter should… IDK, do something *else* besides unlock Trump’s account and hope for the best. Trump hasn’t learned his lesson. He’ll still use Twitter to incite terrorism in his last days in office.

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    This is shameful. If Trump and his band of human feces don’t face severe consequences there will be much more of this..much more.

  2. ATLMathMom says:

    I hope they reconsider. MSNBC was just reporting that Facebook and Instagram were suspending his accounts “indefinitely.”

    • Darla says:

      Oh yeah, Zuckerberg the lizard man just woke up to a Dem WH, a Dem House, and a Dem Senate. watch how fast he peddles his lizard ass in the other directly now. But it’s too late.

      FB is a clear and present danger to the United States and it must be dismantled.

      • Persephone says:


      • schmootc says:

        There are penalties coming for Facebook, just based on their monopolistic behavior alone. The Feds are coming for Zuckerberg, no question about it. It seems like one of the few things that both parties agree on.

  3. olliesmom says:

    All of his accounts should be suspended forever. And the accounts that belong to his stupid kids too. They are never going to go away.

  4. anniefannie says:

    NYT is reporting Trump will be blocked from Facebook til the end of his term.
    Mazel Zuckerberg!
    Twitter should definitely follow suit…

    • Myriam says:

      I wouldn’t give that fuckwad a cookie. Curious that Zuckerberg is NOW blocking Trump when, in two weeks time, the government/committee that will be overlooking him will be controlled by the Dems. Piece of shit!

      Sorry @anniefannie, I have so much rage for the people that sat there and enabled Trump, and Zuckerberg is at the top of the list. My fun-filled expletives are directed towards him, not you. lol

  5. NTheMiddle says:

    No no NO! Why would they do this? Would you give Al-Qaeda a commercial plane full of fuel to fly anywhere in the US? WHY?

  6. Lady D says:

    Everyone bows to Trump, and they will continue to, until he’s gone. Will he ever face consequences for his actions? Doubtful, but at least he’s no longer in charge and the world can only be better for it.

  7. ME says:

    I’m surprised his moronic followers even know how to read. They seem like some of the dumbest imbeciles I’ve ever seen in my life. I find it hard to believe they weren’t actors playing a role. Why do these kinds of people exist? It’s disgusting how proud they are of themselves.

  8. JustMe2 says:

    Covid is coming for these idiots and sorry but I’m not sorry

    • Lady D says:

      Reminds me of a line in a Sharon Stone movie. She blew smoke in a guy’s face and he said, you know second hand smoke kills? SS replies, “yes, but not reliably” I feel the same about covid. Everyone of them should have it by now, but it will bypass a few of them.

    • schmootc says:

      I was thinking about that yesterday too. Wonder how many won’t survive it?

    • Mumzy says:

      And yet, healthcare workers, like Mr. Mumz, will have to take care of them in the hospital, while they use precious and limited supplies while doing so. There aren’t enough beds or supplies in many hospitals as it is.

  9. Coco says:

    I don’t have Twitter, but I hope people on there are organizing some sort of protest. Like the only thing they tweet every day is Delete Trump’s account and they refuse to write anything else.

  10. mar says:

    How about that guy in the T shirt saying he was “Staff” at the the concentration camp? Also wearing shirts that 6 million is not enough? As a Jew , I just realized I am not considered “white” to these people and they want me dead. Scary

  11. Soupie says:

    Hope for the best? Hope for the best?! Twitter clearly outlined what it is going to do if Trump violates again – which I hope he does!

  12. Ellie says:

    As of noon EST his tweets were still up so he can’t tweet anything new. It’s been longer than 12 hours, this happened before midnight my time. Once he is no longer president Twitter can no longer hide behind its excuse of its “but he’s a world leader” excuse. It would be much wiser and safer for our country to ban him before.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    All of this could’ve ended a long time ago. But here we are. A global joke who’s leader has to be silenced from a social media platform. I’ve never been so angry and hateful at the same time.

    • Soupie says:

      Out of all the times I’ve been very upset and my blood pressure’s been up in the past 4-1/2 years, yesterday and today has got to be the worst.

      Listening to Mayor Bowser at the moment and I really wish she’d call out those creeps in the police department who were aiding and abetting the seige.

  14. Holly hobby says:

    One thing about the traitorous Magats are they are addicted to social media. They took photos and videos of yesterday’s siege and posted it on ig and fb. Two have already lost their jobs – a HR attorney working for an insurance company and some random dude who wore his workplace badge to the sedition soirée. Twitter went after the insurance company last night and this morning the attorney was fired.

    Someone from the company of the other guy must have recognized the badge and they fired him today too.

    FBI will be coming for them.

  15. Valerie says:

    Then they’d better ban him on the first offence. No second, third, or trillionth chances. They can’t wait until he becomes a regular citizen again on the 21st. Look at the damage he managed to do in one day, and you’re going to give him another two weeks? Unwise.