Less than a week after former undercover CIA operations agent Valerie Plame Wilson launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform, Star Wars star Mark Hamill announced his support for the initiative.
As previously reported, the Let’s #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump campaign description reads:
“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. Twitter is a publicly traded company. Shares = power. This GoFundMe will fund the purchase of a controlling interest in Twitter. At the current market rate that would require over a billion dollars — but that’s a small price to pay to take away Trump’s most powerful megaphone and prevent a horrific nuclear war.”
On Sunday, Hamill revealed he donated some funds to the cause.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 27, 2017
He also stood by his decision when questioned.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 28, 2017
So far, the campaign has successfully secured $81,000. Funds from the campaign will be used to buy a controlling share of Twitter. Plame Wilson recently noted:
“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.”
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