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Technology Twitter hides Trump's tweet for violating its rules about glorifying violence

12:10  29 may  2020
12:10  29 may  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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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.

Donald Trump, Donald Trump are posing for a picture: Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump's tweets. Screenshot/Katie Collins © Provided by CNET Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump's tweets. Screenshot/Katie Collins

"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.

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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 signed an executive order calling on the government to review federal law that protects online companies from liability for content posted by users.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump's tweets. © Screenshot/Katie Collins

Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump's tweets.

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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.

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