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Twitter Censors Trump’s Tweet Again For Glorifying Violence By Threatening To Shoot George Floyd’s Protesters In Minneapolis


Twitter Censors Trump’s Tweet Again For Glorifying Violence By Threatening To Shoot George Floyd’s Protesters In Minneapolis

Donald Trump and Minneapolis protesters
Micro-blogging social platform, Twitter has once again censored one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets for breaching its rules about ‘glorifying violence.’

In the censored tweet, Trump lashed out at those protesting in Minneapolis over the unlawful death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd.

A white policeman brutally murdered the victim on Monday night by kneeling on his neck for several minutes, despite telling the police; ‘I can’t breathe.’

Reacting to the protest that broke out since Wednesday, Trump said he would not ‘stand back and watch this happen to a great American City.’

Trump warned that;

Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.

Donald Trump’s censored tweet

Donald Trump’s censored tweet

However, Twitter censored the second tweet saying;

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.

It would be recalled that Twitter on Wednesday labelled two of Trump’s tweets as ‘unsubstantiated’ which resulted to US President threatening to ‘strongly regulate’ or close down social media platforms.

Twitter labelled the tweets, which are about mail-in ballot for election, with a warning sign and provided users of the platform with a link to fact-check, which reads “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.”

Read Also: Trump Threatens To ‘Close Down’ Social Media After Twitter Adds Fact Check Labels On His Tweets

Fulfilling his promise of strongly regulating social media platforms, Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at increasing the ability of the government to regulate these mediums.

Read Also: Trump Signs Executive Order To Regulate Social Media Sites In US Amid Fight With Twitter

Meanwhile, protesters in Minneapolis are calling for criminal charges to be brought against four police officers who were involved in the arrest and killing of 46-year-old George Floyd on Monday night.

All four officers have been dismissed from their duty posts but protesters are demanding for legal actions to be taken.

The peaceful protest escalated into a violent one on Thursday night after police officers began spraying tear gas in the air and shooting at protesters with rubber bullets.

In turn, cheering protesters torched a police station abandoned by the retreating officers, some broke into stores looting and destroying things.

See photos from Minneapolis protest below;

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