Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, who was famously put in harm's way by former president George W. Bush in 2003 after his administration leaked her identity as an agent as a way to try to discredit her husband's denunciation of the Iraq War, has taken to social media to join the call to get President Trump banned from Twitter. She's now put together a crowdfunding campaign -- albeit probably a symbolic one -- to buy a controlling share of Twitter so that she can do the job herself. As the Associated Press notes, that would cost about $6 billion. So far it's raised a bit over $22,000.
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. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.
It's time to shut him down. The bad news is Twitter has ignored growing calls to enforce their own community standards and delete Trump's account. The good news is we can make that decision for them. [...]
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to buy a controlling share of Twitter. If we can't get a majority interest, we'll explore options for buying a significant stake in the company and champion this proposal at the annual shareholder meeting. If that's impossible for any reason or if there is a surplus from this campaign, 100% of the balance of proceeds will be donated to Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war.