Thursday, January 3, 2019

Economist Jefferet Sachs Deletes His Twitter Account After Twitter Attack

Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs has deleted his Twitter account after a twitter attack barrage against him because of his position on the arrest in Canada of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Sachs published a story, “The War on Huawei”, saying that the Trump administration was unfairly targeting the executive, for alleged violations of US sanctions against Iran.

He began his essay:
The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is a dangerous move by US President Donald Trump’s administration in its intensifying conflict with China. If, as Mark Twain reputedly said, history often rhymes, our era increasingly recalls the period preceding 1914. As with Europe’s great powers back then, the United States, led by an administration intent on asserting America’s dominance over China, is pushing the world toward disaster...

The US is trying to target Huawei especially because of the company’s success in marketing cutting-edge 5G technologies globally. The US claims the company poses a specific security risk through hidden surveillance capabilities in its hardware and software. Yet the US government has provided no evidence for this claim.
 The Twitter attacks followed the very sound comments by Sachs. Apparently, he has had enough.


(ht Marginal Revolution)

1 comment:

  1. Its wise for many to walk away from the swamp-message-board that twitter has become. I did and am so glad I chose to never look! I salute your Jeffrey!!