Donald Trump, Twitter

Donald Trump, Twitter

Twitter Flags Donald Trump ‘Looting, Shooting’ Tweet As “Glorifying Violence”

Twitter Flags Donald Trump ‘Looting, Shooting’ Tweet As “Glorifying Violence”

5/29/2020 12:43:00 PM

Twitter Flags Donald Trump ‘Looting, Shooting’ Tweet As “Glorifying Violence”

Twitter has hidden a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump because the platform says “it violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence”. Users can still view the tweet by clicking…

because the platform says “it violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence”.Users can still view the tweet by clicking an adjoining link but Twitter has disabled comments on the post.Trump this morning tweeted that the military would “assume control” in the city of Minneapolis if recent civil disturbances continue. He added, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”.

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The city has become the centre of widespread national protests following the death of black man George Floyd who was killed by a white police officer.….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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)May 29, 2020Trump’s ‘looting, shooting’ reference is apparently a quote from the former Miami police chief Walter Headley, who in December 1967 promised violent reprisals to protests over stop-and-frisk tactics.Twitter added the note: “This tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.” 

Related StoryJoe Biden Focuses On George Floyd Protests As Musicians Perform For His "Rock Out' FundraiserThis is the latest drama between the President and the social media platform. A row erupted Wednesday when the company applied a fact-checking message to one of the President’s tweets for the first time.

He had made an accusation that California was using mail-in ballots to ensure a “rigged election” to which Twitter added a label reading: “get the facts about mail-in ballots”, which had a link to a “Twitter-curated” set of fact checks.The President then swiftly signed an executive order seeking to curb what he called social media platforms’ “unchecked power”. The order specifically aims to ban Twitter’s protections against civil claims in cases where it acts as an “editor” rather than a publisher.

First Amendment advocates and tech industry groups quickly raised red flags over the order and doubts about its enforceability.Subscribe toand keep your inbox happy. Read more: Deadline Hollywood »

I don't know who needs to hear this but Trump's tweet about looters was about rioters escalating violence, not about using violence against them. Learn the difference. PamplinFilmCo RegulateTwitter doronofircast I’ve been suspended over the words B*tch & F*ck but DonTheCon violates rules without consequence. This is why he is the person he is. He never faces consequences DeleteFacebook & we may have to DeleteTwitter as well

Doesn't really help their case when it comes to political bias which Trump accused them of. Given video footage of a man being murdered is on Twitter this is pretty pathetic. Because it is. He is the cause of the increase in hate crimes. Great click bait.... You almost had me convinced that you cared.

President Donald Trump to issue social media executive order after Twitter fact checks his tweetsPresident Donald Trump will unveil an executive order Thursday targeting social media giants after Twitter added a fact-check warning to his tweets. GONEinNOVEMBER But I live in Florida where mail-in ballots have been used for years! I don't even need his bullshit claim to be fact checked! Mess with the bull you get the horns.

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No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class HeroSalena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree. Ah works at Con America. Who the hell is Salena Zito and why have you elevated whatever stupidity she's spewing? Is she someone? Zito ignores the large of people who went to college but whose working class parents sacrificed so we could get an education. We have WC class relatives we admire and love. How dare Zito equate ignorance and hatred w/WC values. Don't look now but Trump is losing white WC women.

Ann Coulter doesn't know if she will vote for 'defective man' Donald TrumpConservative author and commentator Ann Coulter told Yahoo News she may cast a write-in vote for former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rather than vote to reelect Trump. She’s an opportunist shill. Catbox Coulter? Who cares? shes a nutter. Who cares