Twitter restricts new Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter has placed notice in public interest on a tweet from President Trump for breaking the platform’s rules about the “glorification of violence.” However, Twitter has not chosen to remove the tweet entirely from its platform , because it believes it to be in the public interest. Twitter made annoucement the notice in a tweet thread from its official comms account.

In the notice they mentioned that the tweet is hidden from Trump’s timeline but tweet is accessible if you visit the tweet directly after clicking a “view” button. The reach of the tweet will also be reduced as part of the process. Although users can still retweet it with a comment but they cannot reply to it and retweet it directly, or like it. Twitter also says that its notice means that the tweet won’t be algorithmically recommended on its platform.

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Posted in News on May 28, 2020


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