Twitter Denied Harris’ Request To Suspend Trump’s Twitter Account
Kamala Harris may not realize that she’s not the President of the United States. With the 2020 presidential candidate’s polls plummeting every single month, she’ll likely never have the chance to be President, either. Her “say so” doesn’t have the kind of reach she thinks it does.
When she asks Twitter to suspend Trump’s Twitter account, they’re not obligated to listen.
She’s furious that the social platform won’t suspend the President’s account.
Now, they have to break it down to her.
Vijaya Gadde, the leader of the trust and safety teams for Twitter, explains that the decisions aren’t always yes/no binaries. However, “it is not that simple.” Twitter has policies that focus on targeted harassment, abusive behavior, and violence. The tweets that Kamala Harris shared as reasons for why Twitter needs to suspend Trump’s account don’t go against any of those violations.
Additionally, Harris may not be aware of the fact that Twitter (along with several other social media platforms) introduced a policy that allows world leaders to break some of the rules without penalty or fear of suspension as long as Twitter identifies those tweets to be of “public interest.” If a world leader is promoting terrorism or making direct threats of violence, they will step in.
Ian Sams, who is the national press secretary for Kamala Harris, is upset because Twitter isn’t holding Donald Trump accountable for abusing the platform by threatening people and inciting violent behavior. Twitter doesn’t have to hold Trump accountable. Their job as a platform is to ensure that no one is promoting violence. Trump has not done that. He is not inciting or inspiring violent behavior any more so than a democratic candidate failing in the polls demanding that the President’s tweets be removed are inciting violence.
Donald Trump is a businessman first and foremost. He knows the rules and he knows how to play by them. He hasn’t threatened witnesses or obstructed justice. The only thing he has done is questioned whether the Democrats are playing fair and has demanded answers. Harris and many of the other Dems are seeing that as violence because they know that they’re not playing fair and they don’t want to provide him with answers.
Particularly as it pertains to the whistleblower and impeachment proceedings, Trump has every right to demand why the impeachment is happening. The Democrats are holding all of their so-called evidence close to their chest, not providing answers – and Trump is over it.
Kamala Harris once skyrocketed in the polls because she attacked Biden. She did so because she didn’t think he was being fair to African Americans, and she chose to attack on the first DNC debate stage. People learned who Harris was and began throwing a vote her way. Her child-like behavior to “demand” that Twitter suspend Trump’s account is her way of trying to attack a politician again. She feels that if she can attack Trump in a public forum, it will be enough to get her back into the good graces of the national polls again. However, the writing is clear: no one is interested in her being President, let alone the DNC nomination for the primaries.
Harris thinks that only her political party can say what they want. If she was really trying to protect the fairness and prevent bullying, she’d be going after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for all of the hateful things she’s said about Trump and even other House Representatives.
Harris would also be attacking Beto O’Rourke for dropping f-bombs not only on social media but also in public forums. However, Harris has a one-track mind. She’s only concerned about what Trump is doing because it goes against her agenda. She can’t possibly have Trump demanding answers. If it were up to her, he’d close his Twitter account and simply allow the Dems to drag his name through the mud and impeach him.
Kamala Harris had to face the reality once Twitter had to explain why they weren’t suspending his account. He didn’t break the rules she wanted him to break. He gets to continue tweeting, despite her not wanting to see him. She found out she doesn’t have any say as to what social media platforms do nor what he is able to say. She might as well learn this early on – and while she’s at it, she might want to realize that there’s no sense staying in the race considering that there’s no one else for her to attack in order to get a rise in the polls.