Protestors, too, have focused journalists. In Atlanta, CNN’s headquarters had its entrance glass smashed. In London, two groups of Australian journalists, each from 9 New Europe, were attacked on air.
The Nationwide Union of Journalists stated on Thursday that assaults by the President “pollutes political and public discourse and followers the flames of hatred”, whereas social media noticed “bullying and intimidation of journalists” specifically girls and other people of color.
Fb and Twitter hit again at claims their companies created a danger for journalists. A Fb spokesperson stated: “Mr McNamee hasn’t been concerned with Fb for a few years and he is ignoring the huge investments we’ve made in new groups and know-how to make our merchandise safer.”
A Twitter spokesperson stated the corporate took motion towards accounts that threatened violence, including: “We stand with journalists within the UK and globally as they observe their occupation in precarious circumstances to bear witness to historical past.”
Mr McNamee warned conventional information was being drowned out on social media websites that enabled hate speech and disinformation to be quickly amplified. Based on a research by the New York Occasions, President Trump referred to as journalists the “enemy of the folks” 36 occasions over two years on Twitter.
— to www.telegraph.co.uk