An ugly wave of rhetoric is showing up on the social media platform Twitter since GOP front runner Donald Trump scored a series of successes on Super Tuesday.
Beginning Wednesday, dozens of Tweets appeared, explicitly calling for Donald Trump’s assassination. Most of the tweets appear to be from accounts of black Americans.
Such calls for violence are a direct violation of Twitter’s terms of service, however at press time all of these accounts are still active. This is troubling given Twitter’s recent history of what appears to be a war on conservative media, including their unexplained de-verification of Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s account.
The media has once again made its business to play up racial tensions, reducing Trump’s stances against illegal immigration and Muslim terrorism to “racism.”
See what they’ve sown:
If you see a Trump supporter in public you just gotta square up and shoot the fair one. Twitter gon start up a GoFundMe to pay for your bail
— Thighler Thigpen (@iLoveshawn5000) March 2, 2016
at this point things are getting scary and someone NEEDS TO TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM AND ASSASSINATE TRUMP PLEASE
— cam fal (@Camryn236) March 3, 2016
Can one of you gangbangers go and shoot Donald Trump ?
— Old school. (@Clauudiaaaa) March 2, 2016
Can someone take one for the team n shoot/assassinate Trump pls
— Megzy (@WicksMegan) March 2, 2016
I truly believe one my fellow ese's gone assassinate trump
— SC: SoSaucey (@So_SauceyEnt) March 3, 2016
So who's gonna assassinate Trump to make America great again?
— kelly. (@kxmakaveli) March 3, 2016