If a billionaire right-wing donor has his way, President Donald Trump and Republicans will be able to post whatever propaganda, lies, racism and hate they want on Twitter without consequences.
At the moment, Jack Dorsey is still the CEO of Twitter, also known as Trump’s favorite place to rant.
And we also know that Twitter removes suspicious accounts, particularly those connected to Russian disinformation campaigns. The social media giant also suspends conservative accounts for violating community standards, which has drawn complaints from Republicans and threats from Trump.
But Twitter could end up becoming a hellish right-wing propaganda operation complete with Russian disinformation campaigns where any statement or criticism Trump and his conservative supporters don’t like is censored.
Why? Because billionaire GOP donor and Trump supporter Paul Singer is actively trying to push Dorsey out so he can take over as his company Elliot Management Corp. continues to purchase larger stakes in Twitter.
According to Bloomberg:
Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has taken a sizable stake in Twitter Inc. and plans to push for changes at the social media company, including replacing Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey.
The New York-based firm has nominated four directors to Twitter’s board, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. There are only three seats becoming available at this year’s annual meeting but Elliott wanted to ensure that it nominated enough directors to fill all three seats or any other vacancies that may arise, the people said.
Elliott’s push comes at a pivotal time with the U.S. election, Summer Olympics and other major events, like the spread of the coronavirus, which tend to attract more users and advertisers to Twitter.
With Singer in control of Twitter, he could push Trump’s propaganda every day and allow conservatives to flout the rules while purging Trump’s critics and political opponents. That’s the endgame here as the 2020 Election approaches. Trump would love nothing more than to have an infinite reach on Twitter. He would also love nothing more than to elevate his minions on the platform and persecute Democrats.
This could very well be the end of Twitter as we know as Trump continues to tighten his tyrannical grip.
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