Donald Trump have USA Election 2016 because President Obama got his private twitter account. The account has been named @POTUS, which stands for President of the United States. When Obama posted his first ever tweet, white house publicized the event by posting a picture of Obama sending the tweet via his iPhone.
The purpose of the account is to create a better communication between Barack Obama and the people of United States. People can directly interact with the President and respond to his messages. But it appears to be doing more harm than good to Obama’s image.
Only after a few minutes Obama’s tweet his account was attacked with hate speech and racist comments. People called him things like monkey. Twitter users also encouraged the president to kill himself. One person posted a picture of Obama being hanged. It was from Obama’s campaign of 2008 and it said rope instead of hope. There was another message by the same user which said that we need rope for change. This person also posted a message saying that don’t we still hang for treason?
There were almost 150 posts directed at Obama which contained racial slurs. There were also messages from fans saying that they love Obama. But quite a significant amount of people used hate speech. There was one person who called him black monkey and another one who said “monkey get back into your cage.”
Obama’s advisors consider the racist attacks a minor setback to the opportunity that the platform brings to the party. They think it provides a great opportunity to reach the voters. They say that they know these emotions prevail among people but you can’t miss a great chance just because of a little negative response.
The Secret Service has established an “Internet Threat Desk” to monitor people. They observe what people say and can they pose a serious threat. If anyone posts threatening comments the Service asks for the information about the account from twitter and twitter provides it.