Trump shares link to satirical article claiming Twitter shut down to slow spread of negative Biden stories

Trump shares link to satirical article claiming Twitter shut down to slow spread of negative Biden stories

Donald Trump has tweeted a link to a satirical news article claiming Twitter’s chief executive personally shut down the social media site to limit the spread of negative stories about Joe Biden.

The US commander-in-chief shared the article from The Babylon Bee with his 87 million followers with the tweet: “Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this. Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T.”

The Babylon Bee is a satirical news website which has a Twitter bio reading “Fake news you can trust” and, on its website, describes itself as “the world’s best satire site”.

Donald Trump has shared a Tweet to an article from the satirical website Babylon Bee which claims Twitter was shut down to slow the spread of negative articles about Joe Biden

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The article shared by the president alleges Twitter’s boss smashed computers with the help of a sledgehammer-wielding robot

The article shared by Mr Trump alleges that after seeing negative stories about Democratic presidential candidate Mr Biden, Twitter boss Jack Dorsey “smashed a glass box in his office reading ‘Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats’. Inside the case was a sledgehammer for smashing Twitter’s servers”.

The article goes on to say Mr Dorsey then smashed “as many computers as he could” with the help of a robot programmed to use a sledgehammer.

The article ends by saying that “after hearing the Twitter employees talk about critical theory, the robot got woke and began attacking all the cis white males”.

As the president says, this has never been done in history.

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The Babylon Bee has embraced Mr Trump’s endorsement, and has responded with the article “President Trump Declares The Babylon Bee His Most-Trusted News Source”.

Mr Trump and his allies have been angry at Twitter over restrictions it placed on tweeting a New York Post story about the alleged business activities of Mr Biden’s son Hunter.

Republicans called it censorship, while Twitter said it was preventing two articles from the tabloid being shared due its policy on hacked materials, as well as because images in the articles – cited as evidence – include personal and private information.

Mr Trump has been highly active on Twitter on Friday, tweeting more than 40 times in under two hours.

On Thursday, in simultaneous town hall debates, Mr Trump and Mr Biden made their cases for why voters should choose them.

The two candidates were meant to be going head to head in their second presidential debate, but the event was cancelled because of Mr Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

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