Trump’s latest Twitter feud is with Twitter itself.
Twitter, the social media platform that U.S. President Donald Trump has entrusted to communicate policy changes, insults and threats of nuclear war, is ironically the target of the Commander-in-Chief’s latest Twitter rant.
On Thursday, the President published a tweet accusing the social media company of restricting the visibility of prominent Republicans on its platform.
“Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good,” Trump tweeted. “We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.”
The practice of “shadow banning” involves limiting the visibility of a user in search results, specifically in the drop-down menu options that appear automatically in the search box on Twitter.
Although Trump failed to provide any evidence, his accusations aren’t completely unwarranted.
Trump’s comments came after Vice reported that Repuplican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and other Republicans, including Donald Trump Jr’s spokesman, were being “shadow banned.”