Twitter Marks Trump Tweet as Breaking Rules on 'Glorifying Violence'

Headline Roundup May 29th, 2020

Twitter determined a tweet from President Donald Trump in regards to the Minneapolis riots broke the platform's rules on glorifying violence. The president's tweet denounced the riots, and stated that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," in apparent reference to possible military intervention. Twitter placed a warning label on the tweet, alongside a message saying the platform determined that the tweet should still be publicly accessible.

Coverage from left-rated outlets generally characterized Trump's tweet as a threat. Coverage from some right-rated outlets framed Twitter's efforts as unjust censorship; some right-rated voices concentrated more on tweets in support of the riots, which they argued violated the same rules on glorifying violence.

Twitter Marks Trump Tweet as Breaking Rules on 'Glorifying Violence'

From the Right
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Twitter censored a tweet from President Donald Trump on Thursday night where the president expressed anger at rioters in Minneapolis who were “dishonoring the memory of George Floyd” and warning that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Trump’s remarks, said Twitter, were “glorifying violence.”

“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National...

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From the Center
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Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform’s rules about “glorifying violence.”

Trump, a prolific Twitter user, has been at war with the company since earlier this week, when it for the first time applied fact checks to two of his tweets. Those were about mail-in ballots.

The third tweet to be flagged came amid days of violent protests over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police...

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From the Left
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Twitter hid a tweet from President Trump early Friday that the social media site said broke its rules on “glorifying violence,” then concealed the same tweet again when it was later reposted from the official White House account.

The tweets in question directly threatened demonstrators after a chaotic third day of protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrators are demanding action over the death of the 46-year-old unarmed black man after shocking video footage showed a white police officer kneeling on his neck.

Late Thursday, they took...

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