Technology Twitter hides Trump's tweet for violating its rules about glorifying violence
Kimmel Imagines a New Filter for Trump Now That Snapchat Has Stopped Promoting Him (Video)
During his monologue Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel took a moment to talk about the weird and unexpected news this week that Snapchat will no longer promote Donald Trump's account, and proceeded to imagine a new filter for Trump's account since he "refuses to filter himself." For those catching up, on Wednesday the social media company announced it is "not currently promoting the President's content on Snapchat's Discover platform. We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover." Trump remains able to use Snapchat otherwise.
Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump's tweets, which it says violates its rules by glorifying violence. Rather than being deleted, the tweet has been tagged with a notice and can still be read if it's clicked on.
"This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence," said the tag. "However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."
Trump was tweeting about the protests taking place in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd in police custody. In the hidden tweet, Trump called the protestors "thugs, after threatening to send in the National Guard. "When the looting starts, the shooting starts," he said.
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.
Twitter's action comes amid escalating tensions between the company and the White House, following its decision earlier this week to apply a fact-checking label to another of Trump's tweets for containing "potentially misleading information." On Thursday, Trump calling on the government to review federal law that protects online companies from liability for content posted by users.
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Twitter blocks video of Trump's campaign team for copyright infringement .
© Olivier DOULIERY New Zoff between Twitter and US President Donald Trump: The short message service has blocked a video that Trump's campaign team had published about the protests after the death of African American George Floyd. The reason is a copyright infringement. New Zoff between Twitter and US President Donald Trump: The short message service has blocked a video that Trump's campaign team had published about the protests after the death of African American George Floyd.