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Trump Is Confused About Social Media. He's Not Alone. The First Amendment doesn't say you can tweet whatever you want.

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 Here’s the whole text if you need a refresher  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” With all the loud opinions and screechy videos and belligerent tweets — and that’s just our president on any given Sunday — many people have mixed up the actual free-speech rights of “AMERICAN CITIZENS” with the ability of loudmouths and bullies to spew whatever they like to tens of millions of people any time of day or night.'

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Trump helps bigots go viral : Trumptweeted an Infowarsvideo , as well as retweeted a message from a conspiracy account that said, "The 'elite' proclaim America must submit to Islam or else!!!"

"It's tempting to ignore Trump's tweeting,"but, as the above example shows, "when Trump amplifies far-right voices, people on the fringes notice. On 8chan, the online hangout of both the man charged with slaughtering Muslims in New Zealand recently and the man charged in the Poway synagogue shooting, a poster wrote, "IF POTUS is retweeting something like this, the gloves are really off. It's ON."Trump went on a Twitter tear on Friday night. He retweeted a squib from Southern jeering at establishment conservatives who aren't concerned by the bans. Trump tweeted that he was surprised to see "Conservative thinkers" like Watson de-platformed, and retweeted Watson's call for solidarity: "The support for me has been incredible. This could actually lead to some genuine change. Keep up the pressure. Don't let it rest."

OMG: A president who spews hate and supports vicious liars represents us in the world, but what he does here -- is incite his 'base'. Since he became president hate crimes have intensified.

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