Donald Trump got permanently suspended from Twitter…
…and pretty much every other social network.
@realdonaldtrump… Potentially one of the most controversial accounts to have ‘graced’ Twitter.
Trump is known for his outlandish Tweets, but he pushed it one step too far with his Twitter activity on 8th January, when his supporters broke into the U.S Capitol building to riot.
“The 75, 000, 000 American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
He then followed up with:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Both Tweets were assessed under Twitter’s Glorification of Violence policy and it was decided that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate criminal acts like the one that took place at the U.S Capitol. So, Trump was permanently banned.
Twitter wasn’t the only platform to hush Donald Trump. That week, his Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitch accounts also got blocked indefinitely, and YouTube deleted one of his videos.
What do you think? Was it right to ban Trump?
Twitter is testing a new feature
It’s called ‘Birdwatch’ and allows users to debunk other people’s fake news because – as Twitter says – you can’t trust everything you see online.
Twitter is fast-paced, making it perfect for sharing news quickly. But that becomes problematic when the news being spread isn’t true.
You can contribute to a birdwatch by adding comments to a Tweet that add context, so we can stay better informed.
BrewDog is giving away its beer recipes…
In an unusual move, BrewDog announced they’re giving away the recipe for every single beer they’ve ever made as part of their ‘DIY DOG’ catalogue. That means they’re giving away all their intellectual property – something most companies make a special effort to keep secret. Bold move!
James Watt, CEO and Co-Founder of BrewDog, said they’re doing it because they wanted to “build a completely new type of company, one that is radically transparent, one that gives back and one that honours our roots in the homebrewing community.”
BrewDog is known for its extraordinary marketing tactics, but most people would agree that giving away your company’s intellectual property for free is a suicide mission of sorts… But, in doing so the company will appeal to their target market and stand out from the crowd.
Maybe they’re onto a winner? We’ll see.