Twitter Restricts Trump’s Tweet Again After He Reposts It Under WH’s Account

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Trump claims that the social media giant is only targeting Republicans.

ABC News reported that after flagging President Trump’s tweet about the heightened protests in Minneapolis for violating rules about glorifying violence, Twitter also restricted a post from the official White House Twitter account that sent the same message.

  • Trump had tweeted “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which automatically sparked deep criticism.

  • The White House account reposted the language of Trump, which Twitter also flagged for violating Rules about glorifying violence.

  • The tweets are now only visible if “view” is clicked by the user.

  • Although Twitter flagged and put a public interest notice to the White House’s post, the company said it will keep the tweet on Twitter because “it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

  • The White House, replying to its own message which repeated Trump’s original flagged content, argued that Trump had not violated any rules and was actually condemning violence,

Without addressing the Twitter guidelines that got his post flagged, Trump responded by saying the company is targeting Republicans.

Trump has issued an executive order targeting social media companies, calling for new regulations so that any platforms that “engage in censoring or any political conduct will not be able to keep their liability shield.”

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