Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States. And tech stocks, like most stocks this morning, are tanking. The one exception? Twitter—Donald Trump’s platform of choice for spewing hate.
As Financial Times reporter Tim Bradshaw points out, Twitter is doing really well right now. Apple? Down. Google? Down. Facebook? Down. Twitter? Soaring like a fucking eagle. The company saw over 75 million tweets posted yesterday.
The rise of the so-called "alt-right", a racist movement of despicable eggs posing as human beings, turned the 2016 election into a living hell for many people. Longtime users of Twitter asked the company to address the antisemitic, misogynistic, and racist rhetoric that infested the site in the past year. But it looks like that hate and division was positive for the business side of Twitter, at least in the short term.
America lost last night. But Twitter must be feeling pretty good this morning.