Headline RoundupMay 29th, 2020

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

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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.

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