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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 24 2017, @03:49AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 24 2017, @03:49AM (#514659)

    Bwahaha! Folks over here in flyover country (yeah, I called the place I live "flyover country," alt-snowflakes!) voting for a.) a woman and b.) a leftist "elitist" from the eco hippy "feel bad because you're white" party? You tell some pretty good jokes!


    Yes, they are all sheep, baa go the sheep, you sexist dumbfuck sheep :(

  • (Score: 1) by nitehawk214 on Thursday May 25 2017, @03:01PM

    by nitehawk214 (1304) on Thursday May 25 2017, @03:01PM (#515488)

    That's not the rust belt. Rust belt is Chicago->Baltimore. With the exception of WV and more recently Ohio, traditionally Democrat territory. The Democrats had to know they couldn't shove Clinton down their throats, but tried it anyhow. They figured PA and Michigan would roll over for them as usual.

    Do I think this will change anything? Not a bit. They are still pointing fingers instead of pointing the fingers at themselves.

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