Former CIA officer Valerie Plame is determined to do everything she can to ban Donald Trump from Twitter’s social media platform, including buying out Twitter through crowd funding.
Plame has started a GoFundMe page so that she can secure enough capital to purchase a controlling stake in the social media company. She is one of the many people that have been fed up by Trump’s outrageous tweets and is tired of Twitter not doing anything about it, thus the decision to take matters into her own hands. Her plan is to delete Trump’s Twitter account if she successfully pulls off the unique feat.
“Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way,” stated Plame.
Valerie also made it clear that Trump crossed the line when he threatened to start an actual nuclear war with North Korea through a Tweet. In one of her recent tweets, she stated that it was up to the people to take action since Twitter executives have been doing nothing about Trump’s hateful and violence-inciting tweets.
Plame was plunged into the spotlight when she was revealed as a CIA operative during George W. Bush’s administration. However, she is determined to use her popularity to create some positive influence starting by doing something about Trump’s twitter account. However, acquiring enough stake for a controlling interest in the company will be a costly affair.
Twitter is currently has a net worth of roughly $12 billion and its shares are valued at around $16. Plame aims to raise about $1 billion through the GoFundMe crowd sourcing platform. It will be a tall order for her considering that she has only managed to raise less than $5,000 since she launched the crowdfunding page. However, she has been working boosting awareness about the campaign on social media. A lot of people have similar concerns about Trump’s tweets but Twitter has not done anything to remedy the situation. The company has also been facing a lot of criticism lately for not doing enough to combat sensitive content on its microblogging platform.