Social-media giant Twitter’s got 99 problems, yet the politically correct company is far more worried about the ‘‘optics” of cooperating with federal agents trying to stop jihadist plotters online.
The company’s stock hit a record low this month. Half of the company’s senior executives abandoned their posts earlier this year. Ad growth is sluggish. Desperate attempts to mimic Facebook have turned off users. And the micro-blogging network’s political pandering to liberals through the formation of an Orwellian Trust and Safety Council earned global scorn.
Despite these existential troubles, Twitter bigwigs turned their attention this week to what they reportedly perceive as a real threat to their ailing business: American counterterrorism officials!
No wonder Twitter’s twumbling.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the tech titan cut off US intelligence agencies’ access to an exclusive tweet-sifting service it owns a 5 percent stake in called Dataminr. Its staff sends clients valuable analyses and alerts of ‘‘unfolding terror attacks, political unrest and other potentially important events.”