The following article, Twitter Tags White House Tweet With Warning Label Over Message It Says Broke Rules About ‘Glorifying Violence’, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Twitter continues to go at it with President Trump, even after he signed an executive order that labeled social media platforms as publishers, thus opening them up to lawsuits over silencing opinions. The White House poked Twitter and basically dared them to put a warning label on the president’s tweet concerning the violence in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd for a second time.
One would think that Twitter would get the message, but they aren’t. Guess they’ll have to get sued a bunch and lose a lot of money before they finally understand that folks, especially the president, aren’t going to take the censorship anymore.
Here are more details from The Washington Examiner:
Twitter said the White House account “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence” after it repeated a tweet from the president that called the protesters “THUGS” and implied they could be shot.
This happened after Trump first posted the tweet on his personal account early Friday morning, and Twitter placed a warning label on it.
Twitter has now also flagged the official White House tweet that used the same language President Trump used on his account last night, which is said glorified violence pic.twitter.com/3jq5acY7cS
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) May 29, 2020
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” the tweet read. “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!”
Twitter didn’t remove the tweets posted by the White House and from Trump’s account, but they are hidden and require users to click an arrow in order for them to be seen. There is a message placed over the tweets that says:
“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.”
As you can see, liberals are truly all about using social media platforms to help silence the voices of conservatives, which is why the battle that Trump is now fighting against Big Tech is so, so important. Keep an eye on this, folks. It has a pretty big impact on your life.