Trump: Will Twitter's "Fake Account" Purge Include NYT, WaPo?

In a tweet comparing the New York Times and Washington Post with the "Russian bots" and other "fake accounts"  being purged by Twitter, President Trump asked on Saturday morning if the social media company's crackdown - it is already deleting accounts at the rate of roughly 1 million a day, amounting to a total of 70 million and rising - would include accounts belonging to the New York Times and Washington Post, news organizations that "constantly quote anonymous sources", and that "will be out of business in seven years" (around the time Trump would be leaving office should he win a second term in 2020).

"Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don't exist - They will both be out of business in 7 years!."

Twitter has been stepping up its efforts to ban fake accounts, with the rate of suspensions having doubled since October.

The company has faced increasing scrutiny over allegations that Russian bots used it to spread "fake news" meant to "destabilize" the American electorate and democracy. However, as Facebook's VP of advertising, Rob Goldman, said back in February following Bob Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals accused of operating a "bot farm" the majority of the advertising purchased by suspicious Russian bots happened after the election.

That has not stopped the left from demanding that Twitter do more to sanction these - and pretty much any other accounts it disagrees with, to which Twitter's response has been to periodically (shadow)ban countless conservative accounts resulting in angry blowback from much of Twitter's non-liberal user base.

As for the one-word answer to Trump's question whether Twitter will ban the NYT and WaPo, here it is: no.

Comments

Free This Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

Kick these communist piece of shit asses Trump - keep up the good work!

Sic Semper Tyrannis

EDIT -I like the way he bypasses the Communist Yellow Journalism, which by the by, is pure propaganda! When I see these bobble heads on teeeveee, the acid in my stomach BOILS!

I really, really do wish they bring their pussy hat rebellion to the streets, so we can end them once and for all! Pick a fucking SIDE! You're either for the Constitution or against it, in my book!

IridiumRebel DingleBarryObummer Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:40 Permalink

From his lips to God’s ears.

NYT and WAPO gone in 7 years?

I don’t want them gone....I JUST WANT THEM TO FUCKING REPORT THE NEWS WITH NO GODDAMMED POLITICAL BENT. 

 

Take that AP story about the army “quietly getting rid of immigrant soldiers”.... These are Iranians. afghanis and Pakis that did not pass a background check. There are only 40 of them too, but read the headline and you’d think he was nixing tens of thousands of soldiers fast tracking immigration.

 

This is why folks don’t trust the news.

 

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Westcoastliberal IridiumRebel Sat, 07/07/2018 - 22:44 Permalink

That's because it's not "news" it's "opinion". I get so sick of the cable news shows, because I really don't need a talking head to tell me what to think. I'm watching to learn "the news".

We should bring back the Fairness Doctrine and make I apply to cable networks by changing the terms on their satellite uplinks.  I'm in favor of tighter ownership limits as well. You can have a TV channel, AM and FM, or a Newspaper, AM and FM. That's one each in each market.  Talk about a boom in hiring!

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nmewn DingleBarryObummer Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:46 Permalink

He focuses on Alinskyite Nuuuz BECAUSE...it is behind, in league with, providing cover for and participating in, the concerted effort of HillaryDeadEnders and NeverTrumpers in the Deep State (and outside of it) to overturn the election of 2016. 

I thought everyone knew that ;-)

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nmewn DingleBarryObummer Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:48 Permalink

I have no idea what you're trying to say...Trump not mentioning ZH is just as negative (in your opinion) as his focusing everyone's attention on his known enemies while delighting in his enemies failures? Just because Trump doesn't mention ZH (or any other blog) doesn't mean anything in and of itself. 

Some of us actually think it's a net positive in him pointing out the failures of the Alinsky Press, from Jim Acosta being relegated to shouting idiotic questions from the back of a crowded room trying to be heard over the applause for Trump to the overall dwindling support & trust of Alinsky Nuuuz in general. 

He knows who his enemies are and it's clear to me he's trying to make them act crazier (if thats even possible...lol) than they already have (past & present government officials in a position to know and Vermonts power grid hacked by Russia...LMAO!) they have now been consigned to regularly just making shit up out of thin air in order to have anything to say at all. 

The "other thing" thats happening with his strategy is he is FORCING the left to defend the authoritarian abuse of power and really, there is nothing funnier than watching them defend the DoJ, FBI, CIA as far as I'm concerned ;-)

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Free This nmewn Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:12 Permalink

Man, two down votes for what you wrote, tells me you have enemies, and all they got is your number! Welcome to the club friend. They have no argument, reasoned or otherwise, so they are relegated to down voting. Just like the communist left, they have no argument, so they go to insults!

Panty waists!

Sic Semper Tyrannis

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Free This hxc Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:49 Permalink

Charlottesville is a communist SHIT HOLE and UVA pumps out little communists by the bucketful. Notice they have yet to tear down Lee's monument. If they do that there or in Richmond, it will be ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

These idiots have no idea who they are messing with in Virginia! Most of these cucks wanting to tear them down are NOT from Virginia, they are communists from blue states, who have moved here to ruin it!!! FUCK 'EM!

Sic Semper Tyrannis

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Ignatius Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:28 Permalink

"Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist - They will both be out of business in 7 years!"  --  The Donald

Bam!! God, it's hard not to love this man at times.

dirty fingernails Billy the Poet Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:17 Permalink

They work at his discretion. Period. The buck stops right there. Nobody is stopping him from firing anyone who is breaking the law. Saying Mueller is keeping him in check is a ruse.

You people keep saying this was a deep state coup attempt and yet you completely ignore how EXTREMELY effective the CIA are around the world while this would make teenagers facepalm. FBI talking about illegal acts on their cell phones? Do you really believe that Trump's past is so sparkling clean that they had to make up some lame ass dirt about prostitutes?

 

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Billy the Poet dirty fingernails Sat, 07/07/2018 - 14:53 Permalink

You are comparing 2 different events and situations

Do you or do you not see evidence that elements ostensibly under control of the executive branch engaged in the plot to kill Kennedy? Does your contention that all members of the executive branch operate at the discretion of the president apply to events during the Kennedy administration? If not, why not?

 

there is little evidence beyond sound bites that he is changing the empire beyond dropping the pretense of cooperation and making a power grab

There is ample evidence that for the first time in US history leading figures within US law enforcement and intelligence have sought to alter the outcome of a presidential election and failing that to openly seek to replace or undermine the Constitutionally elected president. You can continue to insist that no such thing is happening but I don't see the benefit in it.

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