For the second time this month, Twitter has suspended an account after President Trump retweeted a post it published. The conspiratorial “Lynn Thomas,” which recently accused Democrats of murdering kids for brain parts, was reportedly yanked for violating the platform’s rules against holding multiple accounts to “artificially amplify or disrupt conversations.” This week, Trump retweeted its post saying Democrats interfere in elections and are “THE TRUE ENEMIES OF AMERICA!”
Is Twitter’s crackdown working? Despite announcing that it would warn users about tweets from public figures it believes are inappropriate, the platform has yet to apply that filter to the president.
Read OZY’s feature on the “digital black holes” in the 2020 election.