Twitter thinks Trump should hold Q&As on, shockingly, Twitter

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    by Roger ChengMay 12, 2017 9:16 AM PDT


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Will President Donald Trump hold all of his future briefings via Twitter?

Twitter Chief Operating and Financial Officer Anthony Noto doesn’t think that’s such a bad idea. After Trump on Friday tweeted the idea of canceling future press briefings and handing out written responses instead, Noto responded with the idea of having questions submitted and answered via Twitter.

“A perfect record and we distribute to the world not just those with a TV,” he tweeted.

The tweet garnered 242 likes, but also a lot of critical responses. Venture capitalist Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter, warned Noto about “chasing monthly active users to the dark side.”

“Tweets enabling lying despots in their relentless attempts to subvert democracy are not your best look,” he said.

Noto’s tweet comes after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in an interview with NBC that Trump’s tweets are “really important” for accountability’s sake.