Twitter Blocks White House Tweet for ‘Glorifying Violence’ After It Reposts Trump Warning from Official Government Account
RT, May 29, 2020
Twitter has hidden a warning from US President Donald Trump to the Minnesota governor behind a censorship notice, even after the official White House government account reposted the president’s message.
The social media platform hid the president’s message to Democratic governor Tim Walz about sending in the military behind a notice on Friday, warning that the tweet “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.”
The tweet, posted from the @WhiteHouse account, repeated the content of an earlier tweet Trump had posted from his personal account (which was also covered by the censorship message about “glorifying violence”).
Trump has threatened to take on Twitter and other social media platforms over their censorship of conservative voices, and his war on Big Tech arguably began on Thursday when he signed an executive order aimed at stripping the platforms of their Section 230 liability protection.