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posted by martyb on Tuesday May 23 2017, @12:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the closing-the-barn-door dept.

If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it's the president.

“Without the tweets, I wouldn't be here,” he told the Financial Times last month.

To which Twitter's co-founder says: Sorry about that, world.

Evan Williams, who still sits on the company's board of directors, recently told The New York Times that he wants to repair the damage he thinks Twitter and the broader Internet have wrought on society in the form of trolls, cyberbullies, live-streamed violence, fake news and — yes — Trump.

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Williams told the Times. “I was wrong about that.”

“If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,” he said.

Is Twitter responsible?

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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by aristarchus on Tuesday May 23 2017, @10:19PM (2 children)

    by aristarchus (2645) on Tuesday May 23 2017, @10:19PM (#514547) Journal

    Well, it has come to this! [] Sean Hannity posting on SoylentNews as an AC! Well, I never!

    #Freearistarchus, again!!!!!1!!
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 24 2017, @02:18AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 24 2017, @02:18AM (#514626)

    These things always come in threes. First Bill, then Roger, and now Sean. Looks like Fox News has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams!

    • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Wednesday May 24 2017, @05:30PM

      by aristarchus (2645) on Wednesday May 24 2017, @05:30PM (#514963) Journal

      And it seems that Twitter may be giving Sean Hannity an outlet for his self-destructive tendencies. From last nite:

      Liberal Fascism. Mmfa is targeting my advertisers to silence my voice. They hope to get me fired. Rush, O'Reilly, Beck, Imus, & now me.

              — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017

              Why do they not go after @nbc hosts or @CNN hosts? Serious questions will now be raised on funding, tax status, and political agenda. []

              — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017

              Why didn't they go after HBO Real Time? Colbert? Simple, MMFA only wants to silence conservatives. Who funds them? Who are political friends []

              — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017

              Not giving up at all. I'm working harder than ever to get to the truth the family wants and deserves. Stay tuned. []

              — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017

              How much $ total has Soros given to MMFA? []

              — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 24, 2017 []

      Poor Sean! Just because you are paranoid, that does not mean, etc., etc. Of course, it also does not mean they are!

      #Freearistarchus, again!!!!!1!!