Trump campaign resurfaces ‘Game of Thrones’ meme to knock Twitter CEO
The Trump campaign on Thursday resurfaced a “Game of Thrones”-style meme previously used by the president to knock Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ahead of an executive order pertaining to social media companies.
The @TeamTrump account shared an image of Trump with the phrase “Fairness Is Coming” and the date. Dorsey’s handle was also tagged in the tweet.
The font is inspired by the book series-turned HBO hit show “Game of Thrones.”
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) May 28, 2020
It appears to be reference to an executive order pertaining to social media giants that Trump is expected to sign on Thursday.
The order will reportedly mandate a review of a law that shields companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook from being held liable for the content appearing on their platforms.
The warning comes as the president and his supporters have railed against the company for applying fact checks to Trump’s tweets for the first time this week.
The label, urging users to “get the facts about mail-in ballots,” was attached to two posts in which Trump railed against mail-in voting in California, claiming without evidence that the practice is rife with fraud.
Dorsey defended his platform’s decision, saying the fact checks were intended to “connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves.”
“Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me,” Dorsey said in a response. “Please leave our employees out of this. We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.”
This is not the first time that the president has used images and text inspired by “Game of Thrones,” which aired its final season last May.
In 2018, HBO said it would prefer their trademarks not be “misappropriated for political purposes” after Trump used the font to promote upcoming sanctions.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
HBO on Thursday declined to comment on Trump’s newest meme.