Trump Fires Off Completely Meaningless Tweet: Twitter Has ‘Greatly Slowed the Level of Speed and Increase’
President Donald Trump — making good use of executive time in anticipation of Flynn’s sentencing on Tuesday — fired off a meaningless tweet accusing social media platforms of censoring him.
The tweet starts off as standard fare: “Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!”
Then it gets a little strange: “Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonaldTrump.”
And then devolves into words strung together that have no meaning as a whole sentence: “They have removed many names & greatly slowed the level and speed of increase. They have acknowledged-done NOTHING!”
Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous! Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonaldTrump. They have removed many names & greatly slowed the level and speed of increase. They have acknowledged-done NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
If some clued-in commenter can enlighten us on what Trump means by claiming Twitter has “removed many names” and “greatly slowed the level and speed of increase” it would be appreciated.
UPDATE: Our enlightened commentators have pieced it together: it seems Trump is angry at his followers count for dropping after Twitter purged millions of bots from its platform. Since, his followers have not increased at the “speed” he would like.
And here’s the fact-check, courtesy of the Washington Post:
so, let’s unpack this
there is no evidence for systemic social media bias against conservatives.
twitter has clamped down on bots and spam, resulting in everyone (esp major political figures) losing followers (and gaining fewer as fake accounts are challenged sooner) https://t.co/0bdk6EX1P7
— Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) December 18, 2018
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