(Politicizd) ---- On Friday, January 8th, Twitter took unprecedented control of the political world, by permanently banning the sitting President, Donald J. Trump. In fact, it marked the first time any world leader was banned from the platform, leaving Iran Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei still on the media giant. Khamenei has openly called for the destruction of Israel on twitter, signaling out Jews as 'filthy' and 'cruel'. As a result, many critics argue the current treatment of Trump is highly political and rather unfair.
However, this could be set to change, following the comments of Justice Clarence Thomas. This past Monday, Thomas expressed concern over Twitter's extended control of the political speech taking place on twitter. He furthers, "If part of the problem is private, concentrated control over online content and platforms available to the public, then part of the solution may be found in doctrines that limit the right of a private company to exclude".
Simply put, Justice Thomas feels it is now more appropriate than ever before, to supplant governmental regulation to limit Twitter's control over the who it censors.
"Justice Thomas's opinion represents the first time that we've seen a Supreme Court Justice appear to endorse the view increasingly prevalent among conservatives that private social media platforms should potentially be subject to significant government regulation notwithstanding the First Amendment"
(CNN, Supreme Court Analyst, Steve Vladeck)
The statement follows recent bi-partisan concern over the censoring of the last President. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) remarked, ".. if you're asking me, do I feel particularly comfortable that the President, the then-President of the United States could not express his views on Twitter? I don't feel comfortable about that". Sanders, one of the ex-president's heaviest critics expressed his concerns over the the precedent it set for future circumstances.
So, where will this end?
For now, here.
No other justices took agreement with Thomas, leaving doubt if his controversial viewpoint will gain judicial traction.
However, the discussion is not forgotten, with many conservatives rallying against "big-tech" (referring to --- Twitter, Facebook and Google), arguing the tech giants have taken political steps to further the Democratic party's agenda.
Therefore, to answer the original question;
Will Donald Trump use twitter again?
The short answer---- no.
But, more than ever before, the status of Twitter's power is in doubt, with reforms over the next decade likelier than they were just last week.
Last week, Senator Lindsey Graham joined the discussion, blaming the "war on conservatism and all things Trump" as the primary cause of current Big-Tech censorship.
Overall, there is a ever-growing concern over Big-Tech's ability to censor whoever it chooses, including the 46th President of the United States.