Americans are waking up to the sobering news that America has no functional leadership at the moment. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, is missing in action.
The nation is divided as lawmakers point fingers at each other, saying laptop thefts from the offices of top Democrats during last week's Capitol riots was an inside job.
The head of the Capitol police resigned days after the January 6 protests, and a DC police officer who was assigned to protect the Senate wing during the riots took his own life on Saturday.
Thousands of national guard boots are on the ground in Washington, DC. There is fear of an imminent attack by foreign countries, as the U.S. government collapses.
Powerful generators were installed on the grounds of the Capitol building -- in case a nuke takes out DC's power grid.
Meanwhile, millions celebrated when Twitter and Facebook permanently banned Trump last week.
Singer Keri Hilson called for her peers to wake up and see the bigger picture -- that suppression of freedom of speech of a world leader is a threat to all of us.
"This may be funny, but it is a little dangerous too. Take Trump out of it for a moment... A Democracy must include freedom of speech. Imagine other leaders or popular figures not being able to voice their opinion if it opposes the majority of world leaders... Our freedom of speech being taken from us, slowly but surely (censorship). If the leader of the "free world" can be removed, imagine that same right of civilians. Imagine believing every time you read "false information detected" and propaganda, deceptive reports, and flat out lies being the only thing we see."
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Twitter tested the powers of Congress by censoring the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee website for sharing a link to the NY Post's bombshell article about Hunter Biden.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) shared a link to the NY Post article on Twitter, and practically dared Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to block the link.
Dorsey took the challenge by blocking or hiding the link from Twitter users.
An outraged Cruz threatened to issue a subpoena to Dorsey to testify before the judiciary committee next Friday.
Twitter also suspended the Twitter pages of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany AND the NY Post's official Twitter account.
In a video posted on the judiciary committee website, Cruz said Twitter's censorship "has no precedence in the history of democracy."
"Never before have we seen active censorship of a major press publication," said Cruz. He noted that the NY Post has the 4th largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States.
"Twitter and Facebook and big tech billionaires don't get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election," he said.
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Twitter flagged President Donald Trump's tweet about the upcoming flu season and Covid-19 as "misleading".
Trump and his wife Melania were diagnosed with COVID-19. The President announced their positive tests early Friday. He was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center for observation and treatment later that day.
Trump tweeted about the upcoming flu season on Tuesday, the morning after he returned home from the hospital.
"Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!"
Left-leaning Twitter is often critical of Trump. The platform flagged the President's tweet as "misleading".
"This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."