The Secret Twitter War

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    A huge battle is going on for Twitter. The fake news media has kept it hush-hush so far.

    Dems are terrified of Trump going into the 2020 election with his Twitter account intact. So, seeing the anti-Trump moves Twitter was making, Trump “summoned” the Twitter CEO to the white house.

    Jack Dorsey Sent an Email to Twitter Staff About Meeting Trump.

    The president and the Twitter CEO met for 30 minutes at the White House. Here's what they talked about.

    Jack Dorsey sat down for a 30-minute conversation with President Donald Trump today. They discussed Twitter's role in the public conversation and Trump's contention that the site has removed some of his followers out of anti-conservative bias. Before the meeting, Dorsey sent an email to all Twitter employees, explaining his decision to meet with the commander in chief, knowing that decision would be unpopular with many of them.

    Make no mistake--Dorsey and Trump are not likely to be pals anytime soon. Although the meeting was private, an insider with direct knowledge of it told the Washington Post that most of the 30 minutes was spent on Trump's complaint about Twitter removing some of his followers, and followers of other conservative figures as well.

    Dorsey explained that follower counts on Twitter tend to fluctuate as the site is constantly removing fraudulent accounts. He himself has lost followers as a result of that process, the Twitter CEO said.

    Seeing that the Twitter CEO was suffering from TDS, Trump has moved to get rid of him and stop Twitter's anti conservative stance.


    A battle of the billionaires may be starting at Twitter.

    Hedge funder Paul Singer has taken in a stake in the social media company—and now wants to replace Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO and grab four board seats.
    He heads both Twitter and $36 billion Square, the digital payments company.

    This arrangement is part of the reason that Singer’s firm Elliott Management is pushing for change. Another is Dorsey’s stated desire to move to Africa, according to Bloomberg. For now, the size of Elliott Management’s stake in Twitter isn’t known, and a Elliott Management spokesman declined to comment. Twitter also declined to comment.

    Billionaire Republican buys major Twitter stake, may oust CEO amid GOP concerns of bias, reports say


    A billionaire Republican megadonor has purchased a "sizable" stake in Twitter and "plans to push" to oust CEO Jack Dorsey among other changes, according to new reports, raising the prospect of a shocking election-year shakeup of the social media platform that conservatives have long accused of overt left-wing political bias.

    Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. has already nominated four directors to Twitter's board, Bloomberg News reported, citing several sources familiar with the arrangement. The outlet noted that unlike other prominent tech CEOs, Dorsey didn't have voting control over Twitter because the company had just one class of stock; and he has long been a target for removal given Twitter's struggling user growth numbers and stock performance.

    Singer, who opposed President Trump's campaign in 2016, has since changed his tune, raising the prospect that some of the changes to Twitter could make the platform a friendlier place for pro-Trump users. 

    According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Singer donated $24 million to Republican and right-leaning groups in the 2016 election.

    Twitter has long rankled not only conservatives but also independent-minded commentators and left-of-center activists. In 2018, feminist Meghan Murphy slammed Twitter for the "dangerous" banning and silencing of users who didn't follow the platform's guidelines.

    Murphy was banned after writing that "men aren't women," in defiance of Twitter's stated views on gender.
    "I don't want to draw a line that ends up silencing people who have political ideas, or who are talking about ideologies, or who are challenging popular discourse that has been deemed offensive," Murphy told The Hill.

    This story is still breaking. I'm hearing that some deep pocket liberals are moving to try and save the Twitter boss and block Trump. The plot thickens.
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    Republican megadonor and hedge fund executive Paul Singer went into attack mode at a dinner honoring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week, targeting what he described as a rising threat of socialism within the Democratic Party.

    The comments offered a glimpse into the mentality of a powerful GOP donor as he decides how he's going to contribute to the 2020 election. Singer is a billionaire and the founder of Elliott Management.

    Singer, speaking at the Manhattan Institute's Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner on Wednesday, warned conservatives that policies pushed by Democratic presidential candidates pose a risk to U.S. economic growth under President Donald Trump.

    "Yet despite all this, socialism is on the march again," said Singer, who is chairman of the conservative think tank. "They call it socialism, but it is more accurately described as left-wing statism lubricated by showers of free stuff promised by politicians who believe that money comes from a printing press rather than the productive efforts of businesspeople and workers," he added.

    An Elliott Management spokesman confirmed the remarks to CNBC and declined to comment further. Singer also attacked the Green New Deal, a sweeping set of policies aimed at creating jobs and curtailing the threats of climate change.

    "The so-called Green New Deal, the latest progressive attempt to engineer our way of life and vest power in the administrative state, is now the standard of nearly every Democratic candidate for president," he said. "Setting out to sell this utopia to the American people isn't merely irresponsible political rhetoric, it is outright deceit."

    Singer rarely discusses his political ideologies in public but appears to have been more comfortable in front of a group people largely associated with his organization. During the 2016 presidential election, Singer was a vocal opponent of then-candidate Trump and, a year earlier, was the financier of a conservative website that hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on the business executive-turned-Republican nominee for president.

    Since Trump became president, Singer has donated to super PACs and committees that back the commander in chief. In October 2018, he spent $1 million on Future45, a super PAC dedicated to helping Trump, according to Federal Election Commission records. He also gave more than $500,000 to the Republican National Committee last cycle, which has put its resources into helping members of congress and reelecting the president.
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    Election meddling