“We must have transparency. Why is it that China shut off infected people from Wuhan to all other parts of China? It went nowhere else; it didn't go to Beijing, it went nowhere else, but they allowed them to freely travel throughout the world, including Europe and the United States. The death and destruction caused by this is incalculable,” he said. … [Read more...] about Trump says US terminating relationship with WHO; takes steps against China
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So Twitter went one step further. Citing its policy against the “glorification of violence,” Twitter hid the tweet from Trump’s timeline. It’s still on Twitter here, because, as the company explains, it’s part of important political discourse. You can even RT it with a comment! But your retweet still won’t show Trump’s original tweet. Instead, Twitter puts a warning message in its place. “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” If you want to actually read the tweet, you have to hit the grayed out “View” beside that message. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
"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,” Twitter said in the following tweet. … [Read more...] about Twitter slaps a ‘public interest notice’ on Trump’s tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
But don’t let the pundits and big platforms tell you this is a battle between politics and tech. It’s a battle between a handful of high-profile politicians and a handful of high-profile platforms. Tech is not a monolith. What’s good for Facebook isn’t necessarily good for innovation. Trump is only pursuing this issue out of ego and spite, but limiting the reach of the giant platforms may be exactly what we need to create the next generation of truly great social networks. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
But Twitter took action on his follow-up tweet in which the president continued, “….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. 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!” … [Read more...] about Twitter hides Trump’s latest tweet about George Floyd because it ‘glorifies violence’