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Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public

Added 05-27-20 07:14:03pm EST - “Twitter provides greater transparency into lawmakers' thinking. That's a good thing, especially when they're metaphorically showing their rear ends.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Banning Trump from Twitter would be a disservice to the public”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Twitter is not a public utility, despite the push in recent years to have certain tech companies declared part of the public commons. 

While the social media giant remains a private entity that makes its own rules, some of the content it hosts falls squarely in the public interest. This would include elected officials' Twitter accounts.

The power and influence wielded by elected officials entitles the public to as much transparency as possible into the thought processes of their representatives in government. 

That includes Donald Trump's deranged tweets spreading despicable fake conspiracy theories about a woman's tragic death nearly two decades ago.

We're better off knowing this is how the president thinks than trying to whack-a-mole his worst thoughts down the memory hole.  

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