Using fake news, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman compared President Trump’s blocking individuals on Twitter to the government of Iran’s blocking the entire Internet. Not only is the comparison itself shrill and emotional, Haberman’s claim that Trump can block individuals from seeing his Twitter feed is flat-out false.
It is a well-known fact that Trump cannot block anyone from seeing his Twitter feed. Even as President of the United States, he does not have that power (nor should he).
The left-wing and famously dishonest Haberman — who believes so strongly in freedom of the press that she allowed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to tie her up (literally) — was apparently triggered by this tweet from an Associated Press reporter: “Trump administration calls on #Iran to unblock Instagram, other social media amid protests.”
Using her own verified Twitter account, Haberman responded directly to this news with a straight-up piece of fake news as a means to create an equivalence:
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 2, 2018
Haberman is simply not telling the truth with the claim that Trump “often blocks individual people from seeing the @realDonaldTrump Twitter feed.”
Unless Trump holds some magical superpower that controls the entire Internet, he does not have the ability to block anyone from seeing his Twitter feed. To say otherwise is wildly misleading.
It is common knowledge that a Twitter block only affects specific Twitter accounts — not people or individuals. If someone blocks your account and you still want full access to their Twitter feed, all you have to do is sign out of your account. Once you are signed out, you can look at anyone’s account free and clear.
This is Twitter 101.
Everyone knows this.
Haberman should know this.
But as we learned from WikiLeaks during the 2016 election, Haberman is a Hillary confederate, someone the campaign relied upon as a “friendly journalist” who “teed up” stories for them and “never disappointed” in that regard.
And moments like this only prove that Haberman can still be counted on, even to the point where she publicly spreads a falsehood, conjuring up a hysterical comparison between an American president and a murderous regime.