Twitter blocks users from liking and sharing Trump's tweet on George Floyd protesters, says it glorifies violence

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President Donald Trump had tweeted 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' about the protests over George Floyd's death.

Twitter has restricted a tweet from President Donald Trump, accusing the president of violating the company's rules regarding"glorifying violence" after he appeared to threaten protesters demanding justice over the death of George Floyd.

Trump hit out at protesters early Friday morning, writing:"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," Trump wrote."Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

....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!Just over an hour later, Twitter had added a warning to the tweet, asserting that it directly violated the social media platform's"rules about glorifying violence.

The company further expanded on its decision in a tweet from Twitter's communications team, explaining that the decision to add a warning to Trump's tweet was"based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today."President Donald Trump receives a briefing on the 2020 hurricane season in the Oval Office May 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

 

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realDonaldTrump

words that trump has never said to William Barr OR Melania was that good for you too ?

lol This is going to drive him crazy

They aren’t protesters they are criminals if they are stealing destroying property and setting fires (arson). Duh

Excellent

Twitter is not for the 1st amendment that’s for sure.

Good. Do the same with all his tweets.

Shut him down Twitter ! Woohoo

About time. Someone finally has the gumption to stand up to Trump. Good on you

Exactly what the President wants!!!! More violence on minorities.

Every one of you are in this together Do not propaganda US, up urs when am tweeting the truth u all try to suspend my tweets👏🏽💩

Finally...

Fake President realDonaldTrump

But they don't ban him from Twitter. Too many followers. Too much money to be lost.

Hell yeah!!!! Thanks jack doing what is correct and not being afraid of the bully realDonaldTrump . We are with you

Orwellian of Twitter, considering what's actually happening in Minneapolis.

Finally Tweeter sends a message to Trump. Thank You!!

realDonaldTrump brings disgrace to America.

About time they stood up to his (let’s call it what it is) Fascism! TrumpGate TrumpMeltdown TrumpVirusCatastrophe

Trump is destroying America

Glad SOMEONE has the BALLS to stand up to him.

Next plz Twitter ❤

It's his personal acct. Twitter you would have suspended anyone else. Why aren't you at the very least suspending his acct?

Grown a pair Twitter ? Or realise you are dealing with a person who is quite,quite Mad.

Now, who’s THE BOSS?

He should be suspended

Why his he the republican candidate going forward ? why can he not be removed? He’s threatening to shot his own people Americans please

This needs to shut Twitter down

DRUMR48 Nobody is allowed to threaten violence on Twitter

Some people have taken the stand corporations advertising on twitter are now boycotted. The rest are in going to Minnesota to protest People will be blocking the entrances to their parking lots and their buildings.

I love Twitter.

Thank you Twitter

The country is chaotic, led by a president 🇺🇸 who does not value skin color and personality for his people 😡 GeorgeFloyd 😭

At LAST.. bloody mindless would be dictator

Trump is just 'glorifying violence' with his anti riots narrative. Everyone get back to looting.

Well done Twitter. See that madman in court with his bent lawyer Barr. The Constitution does not support Trump's abuse in any way and even the text of the EO is so full of personal vitriol to be almost totally useless as a basis for any legal action.

Now this deserves a huge Like.

anyone else have a bad feeling of civil war...Twitter has decided this is the cross to die on i guess

Thank you Twitter! It's about damn time.

shambolic from twitter

When Donald Trump said, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts”, he was repeating *THE EXACT QUOTE* first spoken in the Civil Rights Era by a racist white Miami, Florida police chief who pledged a violent reprisal on black people in 1967.

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Good for Twitter. What realDonaldTrump said about the GeorgeFloydprotest was wrong, dangerous and racist. How dare he! Can’t wait until he is voted out. VoteTrumpOut2020

That is ludacris. Mobilize the national guard. Send the marines. And if people don't comply then taze them, and take them to jail, and they can share a cell with small business owners that failed to comply with their state's governor's orders. Romans 13.

Finally, thanks Jack TwitterSafety!

Yaaaas.

Thnx Blue Bird

actually they said we could still retweet it with a comment, unless that's changed...

Thank you Jack Twitter

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