A Twitter account parody of reproducing faithfully all of the tweets of the President of the United States Donald Trump, has been suspended after three days of activity just.
An experience to say the least, interesting. @SuspendThePres, a Twitter account parody of reproducing faithfully all of the tweets of the President of the United States Donald Trump and spotted by Mashable, has been suspended after three days of activity just. To understand why this new, seemingly insignificant fact, sometimes smile, and sometimes cringe, you have to remember the very close relationship of the american President to the social networks, and especially Twitter. Donald Trump has shown in the field right from the first days of his presidency, refusing to use the official account of the function (@POTUS) for the benefit of his personal account. And those who expected to see it settle down after being sworn in were quickly disillusioned. Twitter has become the preferred communication channel of the Trump, and he drinks it daily in his thread of tweets often very vociferous, sometimes really questionable.
So questionable, in fact, that he is regularly accused of violating the rules of use of the platform with the promotion of messages of hate, or questionable sources. Many internet users, exasperated by the so-called impunity that it would provide the platform to compete verve to request that the account be suspended as it would be the case for a regular user.
It is precisely for this reason that @SuspendThePres, presented as a” social experiment” was launched in this crusade : in retweetant all the messages of Trump, he or she expected of course to be sanctioned by Tweet on the basis of the content of these tweets. The objective : to draw attention to the preferential treatment which would supposedly Donald Trump.
This account will tweet what the President tweets. Let’s see if it gets suspended for violating twitters TOS. Follow along with this social experiment. Report any tweets that violate the rules. Thank you.
— Will they suspend me? (@SuspendThePres) May 30, 2020
And the result did not wait : just three days after the beginning of this small experiment, the small blue bird fell into the trap and the account has been suspended.
Experiment Update – Account just now coming off a 12 hour suspension. Took roughly 68 hours for Twitter to suspend me. The violating tweet has been deleted. Twitters reasoning for the violation? Glorifying violence. Experiment will continue. DMs will remain open. Thank you. https://t.co/fuxJFMERgP
— Will they suspend me? (@SuspendThePres) June 2, 2020
This penalty will certainly reinforce @SuspendThePres, who has already announced that the experiment continued. What is certain is that this case, failure to be catastrophic, actually holds the stone in the shoe for Twitter. Not easy to put in place a coherent policy on a platform when she became the outlet of choice of one of the most powerful men in the world… and some take a perverse pleasure to point the finger at the inconsistencies in the network.
This is all the more true that Twitter had attracted the ire of Trump, by affixing a warning fact-checking on one of his tweets. Necessarily, it is not made to beg for come and rant on the platform, accusing it ofinterfering with elections’ and ‘damage to the freedom of expression.’
….Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
Twitter will he react to this suspension? It is very unlikely. Will he be able to suspend the account of Donald Trump ? Even more difficult to imagine. This story has at least the merit of illustrating the complexity of moderating a platform as popular in the era of fake news, to use his favourite expression.