President Donald Trump’s apparent advocacy for revoking the broadcasting licenses of television networks that he dislikes is unacceptable. Only in totalitarian regimes are licenses removed from networks in response to the airing of stories that upset politicians. This should not happen in a democracy such as ours. Some Twitter users are going to extreme measures to change their identity in fear of Trump by going online to buy fake id. They then use this fake driver license to open a new Twitter account where they feel free to tweet without fear.

While in our system of checks and balances, we remain confident that such an anti-democratic notion could not gain traction, all Americans must remain vigilant so as to ensure that it cannot.