Trump’s ‘China virus’ tweet comes under fire

The U.S. government has recently directed domestic pressure from the outbreak to China.
In his latest tweet on May 25, President Donald trump, in addition to calling novel coronavirus a “Chinese virus” again, also attacked democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for being “the weakest in 50 years” when it comes to dealing with China.

“Britt Hume was right,” the President tweeted.
I refuse to wear a mask against the Chinese virus!
Because they always fall!
That’s why I’ve never used a condom!
They always make them too big!
Very bad design!
Why was I the only one who noticed?

In a tweet on Tuesday, trump lashed out at biden, calling him “xenophobic” when he barred Chinese from entering the country in late January and saying biden had given them everything they wanted, including unfair trade. “I’m getting it all back!”

Then, trump point to China, with a tweet lay: “in the treatment will be coronavirus, sometimes called” China virus “, governor of the federal government to assist many get respirator, virus testing and distribution of medical supplies, we assist many governors, credit but not us, but most importantly, we helped a lot of great people!”

Trump’s “China virus theory” was criticized in March for manipulating racial discrimination and hatred, which led to an increase in the number of Asian americans attacked by the covid-19 outbreak.
Now it is being called the “China virus”, in addition to stirring up another wave of controversy, it is also thought to be using racism, America first and other slogans to win re-election in the us presidential election due at the end of the year.

| trump tweeted conspiracy theories

According to USA today, the husband of a deceased woman has asked twitter to delete a tweet in which President Donald trump tried to link his wife’s death in 2001 to Joe Scarborough, a prominent critic of trump.

Screenshot from USA today

Twitter inc. said Tuesday it is not taking any action against U.S. President Donald trump’s tweet about the death of a former congressional staffer for Joe scarborough in 2001.

Timothy Klausutis wrote to Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter: “I ask you to intervene because the President of the United States has taken things that do not belong to him — memories of my late wife — and distorted them for what he sees as political gain.”

Trump issued a new set of tweets defending himself, saying, “opening the unsolved case of psychopath Joe scarborough was not a brainchild of Donald trump. It’s been going on for years.”

The New York times published an opinion piece, “twitter must clean up the trump stain,” calling on twitter to act immediately. “deleting the original tweet would send a strong message that this behavior is not tolerated.”

Donald trump jr., the son of President Donald trump, retorted in a tweet, “the New York times is calling on twitter to censor the President of the United States.
If they can push it, who will they vet next?
You have to be very careful, given the leftwing tendencies in silicon valley, that they’re going after everybody.”

Twitter issued a statement saying it was “deeply sorry for the pain these comments and the attention they have caused the family” but did not answer questions about whether it would delete trump’s tweets.

“We have been working to extend our existing product features and policies to address these issues more effectively in the future, and we hope these changes will be in place as soon as possible,” the company said.

Lori Klausutis, 28, died in 2001 when she collapsed and hit her head while working in scarborough’s Florida regional office, where she was a Congressman at the time.
Scarborough is now the host of the MSNBC news program “Morning Joe.

Trump has often been the target of scarborough’s criticism, and in recent weeks he has taken to twitter to try to revive a false conspiracy theory linking scarborough to the death of lori klosters.

On May 12, trump wrote on twitter: “when will they open an unsolved case in Florida regarding ‘psycho Joe scarborough’?”

There was no evidence that scarborough was involved in the death, and authorities long ago concluded that the woman’s death was an accident.

Timothy Klausutis’s request to delete trump’s tweets was supported by scarborough and his co-host and spouse, Mika Brzezinski.

Scarborough retweeted parts of Clausius’s letter: “since the day of her death, lies, half-truths, innuendoes and conspiracy theories have proliferated…
That’s why I struggled to move forward.”

On his show, scarborough said trump and his followers had attacked the Clausius family with “unspeakable brutality.”

In another tweet, brzezinski made a plea to jack dorsey: “jack, please delete those tweets.”

New York times: twitter must clean up trump’s mess

Here’s the full translation of the New York times opinion piece “twitter must clean up trump’s mess” :

Original headline: twitter must clean up trump stain

Original subtitle: the President is spreading evil conspiracy theories on the platform.
Maybe twitter should finally let him play by its own rules.

“Please delete those tweets,” the widowed husband pleaded in a letter to Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, last week.
“My wife deserves better.”

Yes, twitter.
Lori Klausutis certainly deserves better, nearly two decades after she died in a tragic accident that turned into a gruesome, ongoing nightmare for her husband, Timothy Klausutis.

The demon who left him and his late wife’s family with their worst memory holes was a conspiratorial, neurotic, often shameless tweeter who happened to be U.S. President Donald trump.

“On Tuesday, President trump suggested to his nearly 80 million followers on twitter that the lie about my wife’s murder by her boss, former U.S. representative Joe Scarborough, had been repeatedly debunked.
The President’s son followed, more directly attacking my wife by tweeting to his followers, to spread this vicious lie, “Mr. Clausius wrote in a letter to Mr. Dorsey on Thursday (May 21), which I obtained over the weekend.

“I am asking you to intervene because the President of the United States has taken something that does not belong to him — the remains of my late wife — and has distorted it for what I call political gain.”

Mr. Clausius deserves an answer from Mr. Dorsey, who has the enviable task of identifying what might not be classified, that is, the ugly minds of twitter’s most famous customers.
Sources close to the company say executives have been trying to figure out what to do over the weekend, but at the time of this writing, the company has been silent on the latest controversy involving Mr. Trump’s appalling and unconventional use of twitter.

The incident and other notorious stories circulating on the social media is no different, such as members of the democratic national committee Seth Ritchie (Seth Rich) the inhumane rumours of death, or about Sandy Hook (Sandy Hook) primary school children murdered a lot of unpleasant error messages, this leads to Alex Jones (Alex Jones, a right-wing host) had to give up several platforms.

But this chaos may be the culmination of a torrent of poison, as it has been relentlessly amplified by the leaders of the free world.

President trump has been promoting a lie about the death of a woman nearly 20 years ago.

Misinformation is nothing new to Mr. Trump, who has used the service as his political stick to manage, campaign, wage petty digital wars and, most recently, peddle dangerous medical advice about covid-19.
All this has been endorsed by twitter, which considers even the President’s most empty remarks “newsworthy”.

At least Mr Trump has consistently lowered the bar.
With the death toll from the coronavirus approaching 100,000 in the United States, the President refused to talk about the tragic cost of the virus, opting instead to continue a series of tweets about Mr. Clousotiz aimed at Mr. Scarborough, who is now a high-profile host on MSNBC.

Mr Trump and Mr Scarborough had been engaged in a fully public quarrel for a long time, but it turned ugly when the President decided to tweet about a despicable conspiracy theory that had been debunked about the death of ms claudius.
In fact, her husband wrote to twitter that she had an “undiagnosed heart condition, fell at work and hit her head on a desk,” but Mr. Trump ignored those facts.

When Mr. Scarborough’s co-host and wife, Mika Brzezinski, spoke on the radio and on twitter, calling for twitter to ban Mr. Trump from using the service, all hell broke break.
Some argue that the President has a first amendment right (though twitter is a private company, not a public square), while others rightly point out that twitter is often blocked or banned for much smaller infractions.
Others just hate Mr. Trump or Mr. Scarborough and Ms. Brzezinski, and they use the situation to bash people they don’t like.

But whether you hate them or not, the trump-scarborough duo is less important here: they are both famous, and even if Mr Trump falsely accused Mr Scarborough of having an affair and murder, they will have to pay for it.

The real problem is that the fight has produced serious collateral damage, in the aftermath of ms Clausius’s death, and the pain that followed for her husband and family.
They are victims, victims of Mr. Trump and of twitter’s inability to manage its troubled relationship with him.

When trump controversies erupt, the company tends to sit on the sidelines, relying on the belief that trump is a public figure and that the company can’t tell what is truth and what isn’t, so it’s best to let its community argue.
This may work when it comes to some issues, but it doesn’t work here.

How to solve this problem is like a thorny problem in the cyber realm, except that there is no Alexander the great’s cyber sword to cut it in half.
Banning Mr Trump outright, the most extreme course of action, seems unlikely, because Mr Dorsey believes that when it comes to governing, it is better to be simple than complex.
While it worked when Mr. Jones was dumped, it would have been a different story if Mr. Dorsey, one of the social media titans, had come to the end and done the same thing to Mr. Trump.

Although I don’t think kicking Mr. Trump out of twitter is the worst idea — after all, what would the President do if he wasn’t addicted to twitter?
— I’ve come to believe that the ban on trump is pointless and too drastic.
The storm it triggered would be disastrous for twitter and could have serious financial consequences.
If you don’t think that’s a good enough reason, I invite you to see the vivid reality of the digital age as a public company.

Another solution being discussed inside twitter is to flag tweets as fake and link to a host of high-quality information and reports to refute their insidious innuendo.
People familiar with the matter told me that after initially balking at Mr. Trump’s tweets about Ms. Klosters, the company has stepped up its efforts to improve its identification and handling of such lies.

Similarly, top executives hope that this dichotomy between truth and lies will help remove the stain.
I think this is both naive and ineffective — most people’s experience follows the old principle that a lie may travel halfway around the world while the truth still wears its shoes.

Of course, in the digital age, there have been 347 trips to the moon and back in shoes, which is why I support the proposal in Mr. Clausoutis’s letter to simply delete offensive tweets.

While Mr. Dorsey, who is always thoughtful, has previously said he must abide by twitter’s principles and rules and that the company cannot spend all its time responding, so far this has only led to twitter’s governance being played by players like Mr. Trump in a shameless and totally unexpected way.

So why not respond unexpectedly to those who continue to abuse the system?
Taking truly valuable one-time actions is laudable because they serve as a warning to others about someone’s terrible behavior.
While it’s impossible to stop the endless Posting of screenshots of these tweets, deleting the original tweets would send a strong message that this behavior is not tolerated.

Or, if he must, Mr Dorsey could set up an independent content commission, as Facebook recently did, which could take on thorny issues like these and remove them from his remit.
This may seem like a cop-out, but raising these issues for a more deliberative debate could be a way for companies to focus on how to exit the rest of their businesses.

Perhaps such a board could include Mr Clausius, who probably knows better than most what all this costs.

“I have mourned for my wife every day since she died.
I have been trying to remember her and our marriage, “he wrote to Mr. Dorsey, with that dignity that he hopes to see more of in our leaders.
“Since the day she died, there has been a steady stream of lies, half-truths, innuendoes and conspiracy theories.
I realize this may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, but unfortunately, it’s a proven fact.
That’s why I’ve been trying to move forward.”

It’s long overdue for him to do so, and most importantly, for lori Clausius to rest in peace.

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