Oklahoma Democratic Party

05/28/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/29/2020 19:27

The Tweets Must Stop

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Democratic Party condemns Trump's retweet of a video saying 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.'

The Oklahoma Democratic Party calls for more action to be taken against hate speech and disinformation on social media platforms.

Trump's recent retweet of one of his supporters, Couy Griffins - Cowboys for Trump, which stated, '…the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,' is another example of an out of control leader who's social actions must be curtailed. If the White House administration cannot step in, social platforms must take more aggressive action to limit or label content that could lead to more people being hurt.

ODP Chair, Alicia Andrews stated, 'We need to condemn these antics and demand that Twitter label this and future tweets like it as well. Twitter has not gone far enough in identifying misinformation and hateful vitriol.

'We demand that in addition to the one incident of misinformation that they have flagged from the President, that they also label his false, unsubstantiated claim of murder by a journalist and label his hate speech for what it is,' said Andrews.

Due to the very nature of how content is shared, social platforms have a responsibility to flag and ban hateful, deceptive, and false information to protect the public. More must be done.