Twitter says it hides President Trump's tweet about Minnesota protests over violations of his "guidelines for the glorification of violence". The social media company has attached a warning sign that hides the tweet by default in the timeline of users. Only if someone taps it manually can he read it.
"This tweet violates our policies to glorify violence based on the historical context of the last line, its relationship to violence and the risk that it could lead to similar actions today," Twitter's official communication report wrote in a tweet.
In a subsequent tweet, Twitter argued that Trump's thread "due to its relevance to ongoing public issues" was not completely removed. "We have taken measures to prevent others from being inspired to commit violence," added Twitter.
Twitter also limits interaction with the tweet in question. Therefore, users cannot retweet the comment with a comment, but they cannot like, reply to, or retweet it directly.
It's also worth noting that Twitter doesn't flag both tweets on the thread. The public interest announcement was issued specifically because of the last line of the follow-up tweet that says, "Any difficulty and we'll take control, but when the looting starts, the gunfire begins." The comment probably refers to a quote from the former Miami chief of police, Walter Headley, who was responsible for the Miami racial riots in 1967 and at that time caused violence in the African American community, with the sentence: "When the looting begins, they begin Shots. "
President Donald Trump has not yet commented on Twitter's decision to hide his tweet.
Earlier this week, Twitter checked one of Trump's tweets for the first time. The decision brought Twitter into public statistics with the president, who accused it of becoming "an editor with a point of view," and yesterday signed a rash executive order to make social media companies more liable for the content they host .
In response, Twitter called the EO "a reactionary and politicized approach to groundbreaking law." "# Section230 protects American innovation and freedom of expression and is underpinned by democratic values. Attempts to unilaterally undermine the future of online language and Internet freedoms," the company added in a tweet.