Once again, President Donald Trump is angry with Twitter because the social media platform suspended the account of a Pennsylvania Republican state senator who was propagating bogus conspiracy theories about the 2020 election being rife with “voter fraud” and other irregularities.
According to Trump, his favorite social media platform has become as restrictive as “Communist countries.”
Wow! Twitter bans highly respected Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano after he did a great job of leading a hearing on the 2020 Election fraud. They and the Fake News, working together, want to SILENCE THE TRUTH. Can’t let that happen. This is what Communist countries do!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
While Mastriano’s personal account was indeed suspended, he was still able to post from his official senate account. He was also outraged by the move by Twitter, according to Newsweek:
“This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for most of my adult life. The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account—to silence our voice.”
There’s just one problem with Trump and Mastriano’s protestations: When they opened a Twitter account and agreed to the terms of service, they also agreed that the platform has the right to flag or delete any post as well as suspend a user’s account for violating the rules. That makes claims of “censorship” utterly bogus.
Additionally, many conservatives have been creating accounts on the new right-wing friendly Parler social media site. If Trump and his followers don’t want to abide by Twitter’s rules, why don’t they take their rantings to Parler and delete their Twitter accounts?
Plenty of Twitter users reminded Trump that his whining was typical and tiresome:
Communist countries also refuse to recognize the winner of free and fair elections…like you. I
— kimberly🌻 (@mcleanksm) November 27, 2020
Trumps tweets need a permanent warning that reads:
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY.
— Lara (@DPWIMM) November 27, 2020
Subverting a free and fair election is also what happens in communist countries.
— Ed Forrest (@forrest4washco) November 27, 2020
Twitter, not the government, banned him for violating the terms of service he agreed to when he created his account.
— Cop Crime (@CopCrime) November 27, 2020
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