Donald Trump’s victory last Tuesday has caused outrage among some Twitter users, as well as angry liberals on Facebook. Too many have called for the assassination of the president-elect and his vice presidential counterpart, Mike Pence.
Why would Twitter allow the hashtag “ #assasinatetrump” to be posted on the site following the election of Republican nominee Donald Trump to be the the 45th president of the United States?
The CEO of a San Diego California startup company Matt Harrigan, who threatened to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump with a sniper rifle on November 13th, 2016 has been put on administrative leave, and his Facebook page has been deleted.
Via Reddit The Donald:
Harrigan wants Trump dead.
Harrigan talked about using a sniper rifle.
He tells Trump supporters to “F*ck off!”
Harrigan later posted an apology on Facebook:
My recent Facebook comment was intended to be a joke, in the context of a larger conversation, and only privately shared as such. Anyone who knows me, knows that I do not engage in this form of rhetoric with any level of seriousness and the comment most certainly does not represent my real personal views in any regard. I apologize if anything that I said was either taken seriously, was offensive, or caused any legitimate concern. Best Regards, Matt Harrigan
Correction: Harrigan is not a national board member of the OWASP foundation.