Twitter Places Warning on Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence
Twitter put President Donald Trump’s tweet behind a warning label early Friday, stating that he had violated its rules against glorifying violence. This came after Trump tweeted about protests over the death of George Floyd.
The company, which was already embroiled in a dispute with the president over what was acceptable on the platform, did not remove the tweet.
Trump had posted the tweet Thursday night warning people in Minneapolis who protested against the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer. He stated that he would send the military to intervene in case there was any difficulty.
Twitter’s warning was accompanied by a link to its policies about public interest exceptions.
The official White House Twitter account sent the same message later Friday morning, but Twitter also hid the tweet behind the same warning label.
Fires were burning for the third night of protests Thursday in the wake of the death of Floyd. Trump threatened to call in the National Guard and labeled the protestors “thugs” and said Mayor Jacob Frey had lost control over the city.