Twitter silences a dangerous president

Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump’s account, and it honestly comes as a relief. We’re going to need to have a longer conversation, soon, about what it means that a giant corporation can effectively silence the president of the United States if it chooses. But under the circumstances — with five people having died this week at the U.S. Capitol due to the president’s encouragement of insurrectionists, and with the prospect of more violence to come — banning Trump is the best result.

I remember the first time I encountered Trump’s Twitter account, sometime in the early days of Barack Obama’s presidency.



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