In the most recent case – Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who briefly served in the Trump administration, shared a meme on Twitter which implied that Omar was secretly a member of the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda.
Rudy Giuliani early this morning shared from a QAnon account a known false meme that has circulated on social media… https://t.co/yUCVPkjYhy
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Omar asked why tech platforms weren’t doing enough to stop misinformation and hatred proliferating on their websites, and why posts like the one that Giuliani tweeted were allowed to circulate when they were demonstrably false.
The majority of the death threats that come into my office are not due to actual things I have said or done. They are literally due to things that are made up. And to have a platform continue to give stuff like that an ability to exist is not only dangerous to me, but it's dangerous, really, to our democracy and the fabric of our society.