A second employee, this time their lawyer, has made a statement easily interpreted as the glorification of violence, calling for Donald Trump to be “culled”
Jeff Rich, Twitter’s legal counsel and senior legal director, tweeted in February that the president must be “culled from the herd“. Earlier today, Nationalist Review reported that a Twitter employee, Erik Froese, tweeted a call for President Donald Trump to “die in a fire”.
Rich’s profile prominently displays his role working for the tech company: “I work @Twitter, but I don’t make content or verification decisions. Tweets – and politics – here are mine alone. Sr. Legal Director & AGC (Associate General Counsel).”
UPDATE: Twitter’s lawyer has locked his account. We preserved the tweet on the popular archiving site Archive.is. You can see that here. Below is a screenshot:
For those unfamiliar with the term, to cull from the herd, according to the Idiom Dictionary, means to “literally, to separate or remove (and usually kill) inferior animals out of a herd so as to reduce numbers or remove undesirable traits from the group as a whole.”
YES!! Again, this 👇 Excise the Trump cancer, then deliberate over policy differences. He is the single most destructive force against our system of government, way of life and American values EVER! He must be culled from the herd. ASAP! https://t.co/MVfdAylV2H— Jeff Rich (@jeffrich) February 1, 2020
Twitter recently limited access to President Trump’s tweet about the riots in Minneapolis and the social media giant cited their policy against tweets that glorify violence. Yet multiple Twitter employees have been making statements far more egregious. You can check out the full list of what we’ve found in the link provided.
Twitter and the Trump Administration have been trading blows as of late, first with Twitter adding fact-checking bubbles to Trump’s tweets and then with the president responding by issuing an executive order to combat censorship on social media platforms. Things came to a head last night, when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the unprecedented decision to completely censor one of Donald Trump’s tweets on the platform.
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