Politics Tweet "glorifying violence": Twitter reports a new message from Donald Trump
Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence'
Trump's tweet about the Minneapolis protests of the death of George Floyd was flagged by Twitter for glorifying violence."These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!" Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
The comments of the former businessman on the riots following the death of Georges Floyd in Minneapolis violate the rules of Twitter relating to the glorification of violence explains the company. The day before, the president had signed a decree questioning the status of hosting the platforms.
Twitter does not intend to give up in the face of Donald Trump. The social network decided on May 29 to report a tweet from the American president as violent. "This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence, given the historical context of the last line, its link to violence and the risk that it could inspire similar actions today," said Twitter. The tweet is suddenly hidden by default, and it is impossible to comment on it, "like it" or retweet it without comment.
Twitter hides Trump 'shooting' tweet over 'glorification of violence'
Twitter has hidden one of two recent tweets from US President Donald Trump, saying it “violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence.” The tweet in question referred to protests in Minnesota over the death of George Floyd, with Trump saying that he would send in the US National Guard and adding that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The tweet is now hidden from view, but can be accessed by clicking on the “view” button. Engagement is also limited, meaning users can retweet with comment, but can’t like, reply or retweet it. WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28: U.S.
“I just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the army was with him. If there is a problem, we will take control, but when the looting begins, the shooting begins, "wrote Donald Trump in the tweet about the riots on the margins of the demonstrations in support of George Floyd.
The 46-year-old black man was arrested by police on Monday May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video filmed by a passerby shows a policeman holding his knee on his neck while weighing with his full weight. Following complaints from George Floyd and onlookers asking him to let him breathe, the policeman takes off his knee, but the man lies inanimate. He was pronounced dead at the hospital after being transported by ambulance.Criticism of a central text of online freedom of expression
The report of this tweet considered violent according to the rules of Twitter follows. He wants to reform section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which is seen as a central text of free speech online.
Facebook won’t take any action on Trump’s post about shootings in Minnesota
“We should enable as much discussion as possible,” Zuckerberg says in a postFacebook “looked very closely at the post that discussed the protests in Minnesota,” Zuckerberg said, “to evaluate whether it violated our policies.” Ultimately, the company “decided to leave it up because the National Guard references meant we read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force. Our policy around incitement of violence allows discussion around state use of force, although I think today’s situation raises important questions about what potential limits of that discussion should be.
Since 1996, this section 230 protects hosts from legal proceedings after the publication of content by third parties or companies on their services. Some see it as a way for platforms not to take responsibility. It therefore clearly differentiates between the status of host and editor. This allows an individual to comment on any blog as well as Facebook or Twitter to protect themselves from comments made by third parties on their social networks.Protests to the FCC
The President's decree has been criticized by many in the industry, including Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). According to her, any attempt to transform the commission into "police of the speech of the president" is "not the answer".
The anger of the American president had been triggered as early as May 26, whenon remote voting. A first for a president in office. It's a safe bet that this new report will not leave it unmoved ...
Facebook's Zuckerberg says company is reviewing policies amid criticism .
Some of the social network's toughest critics have been its own employees.In a note to employees that Zuckerberg shared publicly in a Facebook post Friday, he outlined seven areas the company is examining following criticism about its hands-off approach to Trump's controversial post. This week, employees staged a rare virtual walkout to protest the company's approach and voiced their disapproval publicly.