Twitter’s co-founder, Evan Williams, came out and apologized on Saturday for his involvement in electing President Donald Trump. He believed the platform is what landed Trump the position. Williams said, “It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that. If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry.”
While I find this funny for many reasons because it is definitely not bad that Trump is president, it is probably true that Twitter helped play a role in Trump’s election. However, this is not because of anything Twitter did. It is because we could direct see what Trump had to say, in the rawest form, without the mumbo jumbo of media bias.
Fox News reports:
In an interview with the New York Times, Evan Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said he believes Twitter put him in the White house.
The 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur criticized the internet for rewarding extremes calling it “broken.” Williams said that he was wrong for thinking that the world would be a better place if there was a platform for everyone to freely speak and exchange ideas.
In commencement speech at the University of Nebraska this month, Williams said “some would say that’s what we deserve for giving the power of tweets to Donald Trump.”
Trump has often used Twitter to dispute reports seen in the news. Recently, Trump took to the social media platform to deny that he or his campaign had any involvement with Russia in influencing the results of the presidential election.
On May 12 he tweeted “Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.”
He tweeted again later this week calling the media’s reporting of the matter the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”
Twitter is very heavily inhabited by liberals. So I find it very ironic that this is the very platform believed to have helped Donald Trump become president.