Unless you can account for the massive use of social media that Barack Obama started and Donald Trump perfected you can’t account for how fake news by media such as Jesse Singal affected the 2016 Potus election.
In some ways, it’s right out of the playbook of Barack Obama. Obama’s administration excelled at getting out its message in non-traditional ways while also being noted as one the most secretive administrations ever. For example: The Obama White House routinely leapfrogged the political media, giving interviews to YouTube stars (who aren’t, like Trump’s media surrogates, traditional presidential interviewers).
American politics is both cyclical, swinging from left to right and back again, and somewhat like magnets.
Magnets can attract or, if you reverse polarity, repel.
When you have peace and goodwill, the two parties work closer together, when they are at odds, like they have been since 9/11, you get polarization.
And this has led to the extreme polarization we see today.
With literal socialists on the left driving hateful Democrats rhetoric, and real live nazis on the right with their fingers close to the reins of power and driving the news cycle. the nation is as polarized worse than it has been during the heights of the Vietnam war.
So how did Jesse Singal manage to impact the election to such a huge degree?
By aligning with a SJW mob, and doing their fake #news for them.
Conspiring with them openly as they dogpiled and abused their way through gamergate, and right into the general election as pro gamergate people became pro Trump.
Mr. @2dammuslim is in the business of “persuasion.”
Jesse Singal seems to think he has “protection”.
Mr. @2dammuslim would not be shocked if he was banned by Twitter, however @jack and @support do not treat all their customers equally.
Jesse however doesn’t value your civil rights, he’s ok with a Revolution (and the targeted abuse) as long as he’s a net beneficiary.
Additionally @2dammuslim has been assigned by @glinner to attack journalists.
In short Jesse Singal got a revolution, and now he’s afraid of what he lit the match to start.
I suppose Jesse is to be commended for his honesty. It’s not like he tried to hide his efforts.
Honestly Jack Dorsey and Twitter sicken me.
When eminently professional feminist journalists like Kristen V Brown of Fusion receive death threats that Twitter won’t handle responsibly and people like @2dammuslim and Jesse Singal are free to abuse whomever they wish you have to wonder how Twitter remains in business.
Twitter General Council Vijaya Gadde had this to say about abuse on twitter in her Washington Post Op-Ed entitled, “Here’s how we’re trying to stop abuse while preserving free speech.”
This is, to put it mildly, not good enough. Freedom of expression means little as our underlying philosophy if we continue to allow voices to be silenced because they are afraid to speak up. We need to do a better job combating abuse without chilling or silencing speech.
One has to wonder how Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde and the rest of Twitter’s leadership feel they can protect free speech and fight abuse while empowering abusers.