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Technology Twitter hides Trump 'shooting' tweet over 'glorification of violence'

12:30  29 may  2020
12:30  29 may  2020 Source:   engadget.com

Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence'

  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.

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.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28: U.S. President Donald Trump receives a briefing on the 2020 hurricane season in the Oval Office May 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Doug MIlls-Pool/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28: U.S. President Donald Trump receives a briefing on the 2020 hurricane season in the Oval Office May 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Doug MIlls-Pool/Getty Images)

Twitter’s decision to place a “public interest notice” on the tweet was “made by teams within Twitter and CEO Jack Dorsey was informed of the plan before the tweet was labeled,” tweeted Ina Fried from Axios. It’s the second time in days that Twitter has taken action on a Trump tweet, as the social media network added a fact check to another one just a few days ago.

As a possible result of that action, Trump signed an executive order yesterday limiting legal protections for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, critics have said that the order was ill advised and not likely to be legally enforceable.

Last year, Twitter said that it would label but not delete tweets from political leaders, as it was in the “public interest” to leave them up. The company also said that it would downrank any labeled tweets so that they wouldn’t surface easily during searches.

Trump’s “looting” comment is a quote from former Miami Police Chief Walter Headley, in charge the police during the 1967 riots and known for “stop and frisk” tactics. During the riots, he used the same phrase: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” That comment stirred up discontent in the black community at the time, but that didn’t bother Headley. “We don’t mind being accused of police brutality. They haven’t seen anything yet,” he said.

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Twitter labels Trump video tweet as manipulated media, continuing its crackdown on misinformation .
Twitter continued its crackdown on Trump’s tweets, this time labeling one for a manipulated video.The president tweeted a doctored version of a popular video that went viral in 2019, which showed a black and a white toddler hugging. In the version Trump shared, the video has been edited with ominous music and a fake CNN headline that says, “Terrified toddler runs from racist baby.

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