Andrea Widburg at American Thinker has an interesting take on Trump’s fight with the social media giant.
“Even Trump-supporters have wondered about Trump’s tweets implying that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough had something to do with a young intern’s death in his office when he was still a Florida congressman. It’s true that Scarborough and his co-host and wife Mika Brzezinksi have spent three years accusing Trump of treasonous collusion with the Russians, but Trump’s venom still seemed strange.
“I, however, don’t think it was strange at all. Trump is one of the most calculating, rational people ever to occupy the White House. He’s been faced with a serious problem, which is the fact that the immensely powerful social media giants, which are the gateway to most information nowadays, have already begun trying to sway the election to Biden. Legislatively, thanks to three years of Russiagate and the current hostile House, Trump has been powerless.
“So Trump set a trap. On Wednesday, the Twitter mouse took the bait. …
[Explains background story about intern’s death.] A furiously angry Mika Brzezinksi demanded that Twitter dump Trump: .@jack At what point is @Twitter a part of this? TAKE DOWN TRUMP’s ACCOUNT— the world world be safer. Retweet if you agree — Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) May 20, 2020
“I think Mika’s demand was what Trump was waiting for. He wanted to goad Twitter into doing something to get him off the platform.
“On Wednesday, Twitter took the bait. As I’m sure Trump had calculated, Twitter didn’t do something as obvious as responding to Mika’s demands. Instead, it flagged two of Trump’s tweets as false:
“By challenging the president that way, Twitter made the fatal mistake of overtly inserting itself as a content editor, and therefore publisher, of overtly political material. Trump was ready: Continue reading