Twitter | Search | |
Beau Willimon
Writer/Producer/Playwright (creator US House of Cards) GO TO: if you want to start or join an action group in your area.
11,318
Tweets
1,973
Following
163,960
Followers
Tweets
Beau Willimon Jun 11
David Simon’s () blog post about his friend, Anthony Bourdain. He can’t post the link here himself due to his recent Twitter ban. Here it is, entitled: “Tony”
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon retweeted
Soledad O'Brien Jun 10
Considering the silence from your fellow GOP'ers, seems like it's exactly who you are.
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon retweeted
Kyle Griffin Jun 10
French President Emmanuel Macron’s office: "We spent two days to obtain a text and commitments. We will stand by them and anyone who would depart from them, once their back was turned, shows their incoherence and inconsistency."
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Trump’s real beef with Trudeau is that he is younger, smarter, more experienced, better looking, devoted his adult life to public service and was a winner of the popular vote. In other words, everything Trump is not. Also Trump is doing Putin’s bidding.
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @DanFarfan
I added a correction to the tweet.
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @MikeSacksEsq
I added a correction to that tweet in the thread. A Federal Court, not the Supreme Court. Thank you for pointing it out. I WISH I had a Delorean to show you.
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
Correction - it was a Federal Court, not the Supreme Court. Apologies. Here is a link to an article on the ruling:
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
/Thread.
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
13. One would hope that the founders of these companies would seize the opportunity to be leaders, not just profiteers. If not, their services, after great damage to the world, will be end up in the same dustbin of history reserved for malevolent scourges that had to be overcome.
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
12. Twitter and Facebook cannot pretend to be neutral. The end result is complicity, intended or not. A GOP Congress that is benefiting from this complicity will not regulate them. They must self-regulate. Or we must abandon them, and show that ethics are within their interest...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
11. Which means Twitter and Facebook are SUBSIDIZING this hate. They’re spending many of millions of dollars to give these extremists the opportunity for maximum reach. Without this subsidization, these extremists would remain on the fringes where they belong...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
10. Racist, sexist, supremacist extremists have the right to free speech. If they want to raise the capital to start a social media service that will give them a platform, they have the right to do so. But the truth is they can’t. Look at Gab. Its market share is minuscule...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
9. This hypocrisy fails to mask their true motive: profit without accountability. But they MUST be held accountable. They have ZERO obligation to facilitate hate and propaganda. Just as a newspaper has no obligation to publish David Duke, or a TV network to run neo-nazi ads...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
8. Facebook sold ads and provided data to organizations which clearly intended to exacerbate political and cultural division with obviously deceptive propaganda with the clear aim of influencing elections. This was an ongoing and deliberate choice, not merely an oversight...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
7. Twitter allows the president to amplify racism and pose national security threats, claiming his unique position demands that he be given a voice, but meanwhile allowed the president to block Americans from his tweets until the Supreme Court forced Twitter to disallow it...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
6. Only with great reluctance and very little transparency do they even acknowledge the responsibility they bear as platforms for amplifying the hate, propaganda and lies which are influencing both our culture and our elections...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
5. Their terms of service have been weak and inconsistent. Only with increasing public pressure have they engaged in mild attempts to make these terms more robust, but only for the sake of optics, not any sense of ethics. Weak and inconsistent these efforts have remained...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
4. Twitter and Facebook have materially profited from this, measuring their worth by user traffic regardless of content. As an excuse they have pretended to uphold free speech, assuming the mercenary role of providing a service which shouldn’t police those who choose to use it...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
3. Meanwhile foreign adversaries like Russia have exploited this trend to further exacerbate divisions in an already and increasingly partisan society, knowing that they can use politicians who value party over people to further weaken our national unity...
Reply Retweet Like
Beau Willimon Jun 10
Replying to @BeauWillimon
2. Hate speech and extremist right-wing propaganda has found a fertile home on social media, de-marginalizing hitherto fringe white nationalist and supremacist organizations, amplified by conservative media and right-wing mega-donors to mobilize an extremist political base...
Reply Retweet Like