In other words, being the president of the United States, Trump’s tweets are viewed by Twitter as content that “is worthy of a public-interest exception.” Of course, the fact that Twitter has even hidden one of his tweets just days after it labeled another of Trump’s tweets as containing false information isn’t likely to sit well with the president. Then again, Trump can always just use Facebook if he doesn’t like Twitter’s policies. … [Read more...] about Twitter hides Trump’s latest tweet about George Floyd because it ‘glorifies violence’
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The tweet violated the company’s rules about glorifying violence. “This Tweet violates 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,” Twitter said. … [Read more...] about Twitter slaps a ‘public interest notice’ on Trump’s tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
Stating that the funding of the WHO would now be diverted to other global public health organisations, Trump announced a series of decisions against China including issuing proclamation to deny entry to certain Chinese nationals and tightening of regulations against Chinese investments in America. … [Read more...] about Trump says US terminating relationship with WHO; takes steps against China
executive order to limit the powers of social media. Then he took to Twitter again, this time in response to protests over the murder of George Floyd. Trump quoted former Miami police chief Walter Headley, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” To any student, or heck, five-second Googler of history, it’s clear that Headley’s 1968 message was a threat against African Americans, and it incited days of race riots. In siding with Headley, Trump gave his blessing for police brutality against a particular race of people, along with who knows what other violent behaviors. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
But while Congress has shown an interest in reforming Section 230 in recent years, that hasn’t extended to repealing it all together. Wyden believes that an angry spat between a president and a social network can’t be the catalyst for a thoughtful conversation about reforming Section 230. It would only lead to a politically charged debate in which conservatives might try to push extreme policy positions into law. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden