Trump 'Muslim Ban' Refugee Order Drowns Out Women's March, Inauguration on Twitter
On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an order restricting the travel of refugees and immigrants from unnamed "countries of particular concern." Friday evening, after two Iraqi immigrants were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, thousands of protesters crammed into airport terminals, causing a ruckus and lighting up the Internet.
Reportedly, there were more tweets about Trump's so-called "Muslim Ban" executive order than there were about the president's inauguration and the liberal cause célèbre the "Women's March" — combined.
"Twitter spox just emailed that over weekend there have been over 25M Tweets sent related to the President's refugee/ Muslim ban," announced Charlie Warzel, BuzzFeed's senior technology writer, on Twitter Sunday.
If indeed this number (25 million tweets) is accurate, it dwarfs the number of Twitter posts on Inauguration Day (12 million) and the Women's March (11.5 million) combined.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also led protests.