The decision to lock out users who tweet Miller's number raises a number of new questions for Twitter, among them: Now that the number is out in the public, how far will the company go in removing the hundreds of tweets and locking accounts of the very many users who have tweeted it?
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller is the main architect of President Trump's hard-line immigration policy, and according to several accounts - including his own - he reveled in the incarceration of migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border, viewing it as a tactical policy success.
"The Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families has been credited primarily to the strenuous efforts of White House adviser Stephen Miller". "Perhaps you would like to call him about it". That means children, who can not be prosecuted and detained like adults, were forcibly separated from their parents for an undetermined period. Evidently, the administration is unconcerned with looping Congress in on most of these policies, and is instead exploring ways that Donald Trump can use executive powers to ram through these changes.
Trump reportedly was hesitant to adopt the politically risky policy at first, but was convinced by advocates of it, including Miller.
"And while citizens plan protest marches and scream at Kirstjen Nielsen as she eats dinner, Miller himself has been rather unavailable for direct feedback from the public", the article read. Lindsey Graham and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos.
But Miller, speaking to The Atlantic earlier this year, made clear that he sees an immigration crackdown as a feature of the Trump presidency, not a bug. Twitter locked numerous accounts that posted the number, as well as some that retweeted or shared the original Splinter article.
Later in the day, Twitter lifted its Miller issue.