Here's a way to silence Trump on Twitter: Buy the microblogging service

Frederick Owens
August 24, 2017

The former spy, who specialized in weapons of mass destruction and anti-terrorism efforts, ended her initial post by saying that proceeds from the campaign are aimed at buying a controlling interest in Twitter and if that does not happen it will go to purchasing a "significant stake" in the company in order to champion the cause at shareholders meetings. Twitter is now worth about $12 billion, USA Today reported.

Wilson launched the campaign after reportedly slamming Twitter executives for refusing to delete Trump's account.

"From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way.But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a risky new level", wrote Plame on the GoFundMe page that was posted August 16. The campaign had raised a paltry $8,500 out of the $1 billion target, as of 6pm on August 23.

Plame Wilson's undercover status was leaked during the George W. Bush administration to discredit her husband, Joe Wilson, and she eventually resigned.

Plame is not going to be able to raise $1 billion on Twitter. "But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a risky new level", she wrote.

So, she says, if her campaign succeeds she will remove Trump from the site.

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In response to critics who call the goal of her fundraiser a violation of the First Amendment, Wilson has pointed to Twitter's rules, which state that accounts may be temporarily locked or permanently suspended if they threaten or promote violence.

President Donald Trump's consistent use of Twitter is inspiring to some in the nation, but it's also a headache and, sometimes, a source of fear to others.

In an emailed statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the low total showed the American people liked the President's use of Twitter.

Moreover, silencing the president would seem - at least to some - like an affront to free speech. Twitter has so far declined to comment on the situation.

If she raises more money than required or if she comes up short, Wilson promises to donate all of the collected revenues to "Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war".

"There's a real danger that Trump's tweets could actually start a nuclear war", she said.

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