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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:05 AM

Co-founder of Twitter apologizes for DRUMPF's rise-by-Twitter, and for Twitter itself

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[font size=5]TWITTER LEADER LAENTS SOCIAL MEDIA ROLE IN TRUMPíS ELECTION[/font]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

In an interview (http://nyti.ms/2qGcKkm ) with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter's role in Trump's populist rise is "a very bad thing."

The president has credited Twitter with his election to the highest office in the land.

When confronted with that notion, Williams said: "If it's true that he wouldn't be president if it weren't for Twitter, then yeah, I'm sorry."

The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur also said the internet is obviously broken because it rewards extremes.

Williams also says he was wrong thinking that the world would be a better place if there was a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas.

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Reply Co-founder of Twitter apologizes for DRUMPF's rise-by-Twitter, and for Twitter itself (Original post)
UTUSN May 2017 OP
Chemisse May 2017 #1
Hugin May 2017 #5
lpbk2713 May 2017 #2
mythology May 2017 #3
Hugin May 2017 #6
Madam45for2923 May 2017 #4

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:20 AM

1. How sad to come to regret your greatest accomplishment in life.

He's not the first.

Alfred Nobel comes to mind, dubbed the "merchant of death' for his invention of explosives, as does Albert Einstein, with his E = mc2 concept that led to the atomic bomb.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:07 AM

5. It's the essence of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

"How I, then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?" ó Mary Shelley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 09:24 AM

2. Bill Gates must share the blame.




He steered us in that direction two generations ago.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:28 AM

3. If Twitter had a better response to trolls, Twitter would be a much better place

 

But when people can issue rape threats, get banned and just create a new account, there's no consequence to bad behavior.

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Response to mythology (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 10:13 AM

6. Twitter (like Facebook) has no humanity to instill moderation.

It wasn't built into the system. Have you ever tried to get in contact with any human who is able to intervene in either venue?

There are none.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 09:48 AM

4. Facebook too! Zuckerman needs to apologize too.

 

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