You may remember that in November, some rich asshole named Trump was appointed by the Kremlin to finish whatever destruction of this country the teabaggers had not managed yet. People who are capable of considering others, and caring about humanity for more than three years into the future, naturally objected to this. Some of those people started new Twitter accounts to express the points of view in opposition to a Russian-appointed stooge sent to wreck the country and let thirty-one billionaires loot the debris.
Twitter accounts. Satirical 140-byte portions of words. "Sticks and stones..." right? Well when the government comes a-knocking at Twitter's door demanding that they doxx the owner of one of those accounts, it doesn't even matter if they later drop the request. The chilling effect is 27 Kelvin. Everyone is on notice that the Stasi is back in business and they operate out of the White House.
Think it can't happen here?
It has happened here. We need to undo it.