Twitter flags Trump’s tweet about George Floyd hours after Trump signed executive order regulating social media

Twitter has again, flagged Donald Trump’s tweet, hours after the US president announced he had signed signed an executive order which removed some of the legal protections given to social media platform.

President Donald Trump’s tweets were given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time on Tuesday May 26, a decision that prompted the US president to accuse the social media platform of meddling in election. The platform provided additional information although it did not take down the tweets.

Trump then blasted Twitter for trying to shut down ”conservative voices” while promising to sign an executive order against the company, On Thursday night, May 28, Trump signed the new law.

On Friday morning, Trump tweeted about the riots and violence caused by George Floyd’s death, stating that he will use military if the protests and looting in Minneapolis isn’t stopped.

He wrote; “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership.’ Trump tweeted Friday morning.

” Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..

….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!”

Twitter flags Trump

Hours after Trump’s post, Twitter flagged the second part of his Tweet stating that t are ‘preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts.’

”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.” 

“As is standard with this notice, engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but will not be able to Like, Reply or Retweet it.”  Twitter wrote

Twitter flags Trump
Twitter flags Trump

Trump hasn’t reacted to Twitter flagging his tweets again.

Published by Philip chiemenam

A writer, public speaker, blogger and a website manager

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