Trump Gets a “Time out”


 
Twitter gave President Trump a “time out.” His account was locked and he couldn’t tweet for 12 hours. @jack wanted some tweets deleted and, after Trump complied, Twitter reinstated his account.

Facebook, on the other hand, has suspended Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for a minimum of two weeks, but have threatened an indefinite period. Snapchat locked (but didn’t delete) Trump’s account.

Right or wrong? Why now? Why not two weeks ago? Or two years ago? Or after the first social post that incited hate and division?

I’m going to ask Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s VP Global Business Group, these and other hard questions at the Shelly Palmer Innovation Series Summit on January 12 at 11 a.m. EST. Get your calendar invite here.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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