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Trump labels Twitter national security threat after #DiaperDon trends

Trump labelled Twitter a national security threat after #DiaperDon went viral following a news conference in which he reiterated claims of election fraud.

Donald Trump has labelled Twitter a national security threat after #DiaperDon rounded all social networks. It followed a news conference in which he reiterated claims of “massive fraud” and said the presidency would be difficult to concede.

Trump labels Twitter as a “security threat”

In the early hours of Friday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “Twitter is sending out totally false Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world. They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff’.”

The president did not directly refer to which trending topic upset him. However, shortly after the Thursday’s press briefing, the hashtag #DiaperDon soared to the top of Twitter’s trending list in the US and UK.

Moreover, Donald Trump later added: “For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!”. This refers to part of a 1996 law which protects websites from lawsuits over content uploaded by their users.

All against Trump

An anti-Trump political action committee called MeidasTouch claimed credit for the initial use of the hashtag on Friday morning. They used it alongside a close-up image of Mr Trump sitting at his desk. The group tweeted:

“We made #DiaperDon the number one trend in the US. Trump had a meltdown and wanted to declare Twitter trends a national security threat.”

Also Mark Hamill, the Star Wars actor, wanted to have his say. Infact, later he tweeted: “Maybe if you behave yourself, stop lying to undermine a fair election & start thinking of what’s good for the country instead of whining about how unfairly you are treated, you’ll be invited to sit at the big boy’s table #DiaperDon”.

Donald Trump and many other Republicans have attacked Section 230 in the past. This because large social media networks censor content from conservatives.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that, while his employees are left wing, this does not affect how Twitter makes decisions on content on its platform.

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