Twitter founder: Trump presidency is product of short attention spans


Source: Hill, The
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President Donald Trump is a symptom of a media environment based on short attention spans that is making the world stupider, one of the founders of Twitter has said. Evan Williams, one of the co-founders of the network, said Trump’s election highlighted a wider issue about how social media platforms were helping to “dumb the entire world down” and undermining our sense of truth. Earlier in 2017 President Trump said he would not be president if it “wasn’t for Twitter”. Williams was asked whether President Trump’s prolific use of Twitter had given him pause for thought, during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He replied: “The much bigger issue is not Donald Trump using Twitter that got him elected, even if he says so; it is the quality of the information we consume that is reinforcing dangerous beliefs and isolating people and limiting people’s open-mindedness and respect for truth.”

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Sorta, but Americans are not really that shallow, Evan Williams. Twitter allowed and allows Trump or anyone else to speak directly to U.S. citizens without press approval as long as net neutrality is preserved by the FCC using Title II.

Trump was elected by millions of voters who pray daily for the forced retirement of Granny G. (by God) Trump was elected by women who want the "Right to Choose" to be called an unstoppable personal choice until 12 weeks pass and then be prevented by the "Do no Harm" maxim and State law(s) like Arkansas' Act 301.

The Eighth Circuit ruling disappointed Hon Antonin Scalia but it was obviously not yet time.
The amicus, amicus Reply, and 2016-Notice were not polite or enough, but were the first shot for legally ending the abortion dispute for America with a compromise obeying natural laws, like are followed in most of Europe.

These briefs are much too long for Mr Williams' but weren't too long for Hon. Scalia. These illustrate the obvious fact(s) about why Trump won.

CurtisNeeley on September 13, 2017 - 7:24pm.

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