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How to Help Delete Trump's Abusive Account

How to Help Delete Trump's Abusive Account

Twitter has a few rules.

Among them:  "You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease."

Today @realdonaldtrump retweeted three videos ostensibly depicting violence committed by Muslims.  (At least one of them falsely describes its subject as a "Muslim migrant.")

The videos - entitled "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!", "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!", and "Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!" - were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, a leader of the ultra-nationalist, Islamophobic political group Britain First.

If you can't remember why "Britain First" rings a bell, that's also what - according to witnesses - the murderer of Labour Party MP Jo Cox yelled during his attack last year.

Whether it's a dog whistle to his base or a distraction from Russia news or whatever else, Trump's tweeting is incendiary and dangerous.

Twitter can help stop it.

    How to help delete Trump's abusive Twitter account

    Tweet at Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey to urge them to apply Twitter's rules to @realdonaldtrump.  Use the hashtag #TrumpsHateTweets.

    Sign MPower Change's petition calling on Twitter to shut down Trump's account.

    Flag @realdonaldtrump's account for Twitter's safety team.  From the gear icon or overflow icon (which looks like 3 vertical dots) on his account page, click "Report" and then click "They're being abusive or harmful."

    Connect with and support groups working to combat Islamophobia, including MPower Change and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    While you're at it: take to Twitter to urge Prime Minister Theresa May to rescind her standing invitation for Trump to visit the United Kingdom.

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