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    Twitter Has Now Also Censored the Official White House Account

    Trump picked a fight with Big Tech, and he got it. What's his next move??

    After censoring President Donald Trump’s personal account, Twitter has now censored the official account of the White House as well.

    Earlier today, Twitter censored a message from President Trump condemning rioters in Minneapolis, hiding Trump’s tweet behind a notice that falsely alleges it “glorifies violence.”

    “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen.” said Trump in his now-censored tweet. “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!”

    The tweet did not “glorify violence,” but instead condemned violent rioters, threatening the use of military force if the violent unrest continued.
    In a comment to Breitbart News, Twitter confirmed that the last part of the tweet (“when the looting starts, the shooting starts”) was the part that breached its policies. But if the threat of military force in the face of violence is a breach, then many other world leaders stand to fall foul of the platform’s policies.

    Twitter has now censored an identical tweet from the official White House Twitter account, @WhiteHouse.

    In response, the White House condemned Twitter, saying “The President did not glorify violence. He clearly condemned it.”

    “[Jack Dorsey] and Twitter’s biased, bad-faith “fact-checkers” have made it clear: Twitter is a publisher, not a platform.”
    The White House also drew attention to tweets from the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, which encouraged acts of terrorism against Israel. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised the same issues in a letter to Twitter this week.

    “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence,” said the White House. “However, @Twitter has determined that it will allow terrorists, dictators, and foreign propagandists to abuse its platform.”

    Outgoing Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell echoed the White House, saying that Jack Dorsey “allows the promotion of violence on Twitter.”

    Twitter said the notice on the White House, and Trump’s tweet was due to the “historical context” around the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

    “The Tweets violate our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today,” said a Twitter spokesman.

    “We’ve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance. As is standard with this notice, engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but will not be able to Like, Reply or Retweet it.”

    The company confirmed that this is the first time it has applied what it calls a “public interest notice” to President Trump’s tweets.

    The spokesman did directly not address Ayatollah Khamenei’s tweets, but according to Twitter, “foreign policy saber-rattling on economic or military issues are generally not in violation of the Twitter Rules.”
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    It's almost like they were deliberately provoking government action.
    Chris

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    He could always start his own networking site. He has enough money to create one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCTelander View Post
    It's almost like they were deliberately provoking government action.
    That is possible, although really it is just a matter of following the current laws.

    If the EO clarifies that these companies no longer receive immunity by censoring legal, legitimate content, then the board of directors can finally tell their diversity hire HR departments to $#@! off and stop pushing to censor their website.

    Doesn't seem too likely, but that would be the smart move.
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    fk it, bring on the lawsuits. Its now open season on twitter as long as they keep censoring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eleganz View Post
    fk it, bring on the lawsuits. Its now open season on twitter as long as they keep censoring.
    Twitter in this manner did it wrong, they arent allowed to censor Trump's i haven't seen them censor other countries leaders tweets for any reasons either.

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    I say a solution to all of this is to start having Fire Side Chats on TV.

    With governments track record, and trumps, I am not sure if there is some other underlying reason beside what is on the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    Twitter in this manner did it wrong, they arent allowed to censor Trump's i haven't seen them censor other countries leaders tweets for any reasons either.
    They said Trump's prediction that looting turns into shooting glorifies violence.

    But when Michael Moore actually called for further violence, nothing.

    Clear bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eleganz View Post
    They said Trump's prediction that looting turns into shooting glorifies violence.

    But when Michael Moore actually called for further violence, nothing.

    Clear bias.
    Indeed.



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