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Twitter permits #AssassinateTrump hashtag

TwitterOn Friday, the Gateway Pundit said that the social media site Twitter is allowing a hashtag advocating the death of President-elect Donald J. Trump.  A search for the hashtag, #AssassinateTrump, finds reaction from both sides of the political aisle, with liberals using it to advocate murder while Trump supporters expressed outrage.

https://twitter.com/blakepatraw/status/796234111455113216

“Why bother rioting when so many Americans have guns. Wait for one of his public speaches, (sic) snipe him,” one person tweeted Thursday.

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And it seems the hashtag has been around for quite a while:

https://twitter.com/LocoDiablo_/status/786699967645745152

https://twitter.com/kaileydmusic/status/780599117739196417

https://twitter.com/BIRDFAN7/status/778381735402668032

But now that Trump has won the election, many are demanding action:

https://twitter.com/Fens16D/status/797146807356846080

https://twitter.com/Elements11997/status/796363300883853312

It’s not just wrong, it’s illegal.  But that has never stopped liberals who think it’s perfectly okay to advocate murdering conservatives and Republicans.

Some expressed anger that Twitter would even allow such a hashtag to exist:

https://twitter.com/KilroyRising/status/797156934298247168

https://twitter.com/jesternew/status/797155069015818240

Right — like Clinton faced consequences for having a homebrew server and placing our national security at risk…

What makes this worse is the fact that unhinged liberals have actually used the social media platform to advocate the murder of Trump and his supporters.

The question now is: Will Twitter do the right thing and dump the hashtag?  Or will it continue to let liberals use it to call for Trump’s murder?

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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