“This tweet violated Twitter’s rules regarding abusive behavior. However, Twitter determined that it may be in the public interest to remain accessible. ”
That message is a new publication censored by the social network to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in what seems to be a never-ending war.
In said tweet, the president warned that “there will never be an autón autonomous zone’ in Washington DC “as long as he is in office.”
However, the part that may have caused Twitter’s reaction was: “If you try, you will meet significant force!”
Thus, the president was referring to the idea of establishing a police-free sector and the possible deployment of agents against any street demonstration.
Trump’s tweet is hidden by default, but can be read by clicking on the text “View.”
“We have placed a public interest notice in this tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” wrote Twitter.
The social network told Digital Trends that it does not allow its users to want or expect “serious harm” against one or a group of people, in this case, those who organize to protest.
For this reason, the president’s tweet cannot be answered or liked. When trying, a message appears warning: “We try to prevent tweets like this, which violate Twitter’s rules in some way, from reaching more people.” Anyway, it can be retweeted with a comment.
During May, the platform added a fact check tag to a couple of posts by the US president about the upcoming presidential election.
In another recent episode, the company concealed and issued a public notice about a Trump tweet regarding Minnesota’s protests of “glorification of violence.”
In that last tweet, the Republican declared: “Any difficulties and we will assume control, but when the looting begins, the shooting will begin.”
After the disagreements with Twitter, the president signed an executive order that seeks to hold digital platforms responsible for the content published by their users.