President Donald Trump Has Predicted the Collapse of The Washington Post and The New York Times
USA — July 9, 2018
“Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist - They will both be out of business in 7 years!” – he wrote.
Trump’s tweet appeared to be a response to a Washington Post report Friday in which Twitter confirmed it has more than doubled the rate of account suspensions since October, suspending more than 70 million in May and June.
Twitter intensified its battle against bots after it said more than 1.4 million of its users interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election. But that number may be just a fraction of users impacted during that time, the San Francisco company said.
The company is closing about one million accounts per day. In the near future, the company's management will give its customers information about changes in algorithms that detect violations of the user agreement.
The "love affair" of the media with Trump has a long story. The New York Daily News congratulated the country on its birthday by placing Trump on the cover in clown makeup and with a broken and disfigured crown on his head. On the New York Daily News twitter account the stern portrait of Donald the clown was sent out along with the statement: "Happy birthday, America!”
New York magazine once published a cover of Trump with a “happy pig” face, the German edition of Der Spiegel placed him on the cover in a Ku Klux Klan hood, and Time portrayed Trump in front of a mirror, imagining himself as king.
At the same time, despite his beef with some media, Trump has come out in support of journalists following the mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper in June.
“Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job," Trump said.