May 29, 2020

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter has hidden one of President Donald Trump's tweets from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. The warning says "Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible." In a Twitter thread, the social network said: "This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today." "We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance." For years Twitter resisted calls to treat Donald Trump like any other use and make him follow its rules.

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