• Matt Esnayra

Twitter Says Trump's Minneapolis Tweet Violated its Rules

What Just Happened:

For the first time, Twitter has placed a public interest notice on one of President Trump's tweets for violating rules regarding the glorification of violence on its platform.

  • The social media giant says the president’s late-night tweet, in which he says “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” glorifies violence and “could inspire similar actions today”.

  • Users won't be able to like, reply or retweet Trump's comment


Earlier this week, Twitter fact-checked two of President Trump's tweets regarding unsubstantiated claims of fraud with mail-in-ballot, spurring the president to sign an executive order Thursday targeting social media companies' expansive legal protections.

What he's saying:

Twitter said, "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."

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