Twitter adds unprecedented warning to Trump tweet threatening to shoot Minneapolis protesters
‘This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence,’ message reads Andrew Griffin
Twitter has added an unprecedented warning to a Trump tweet, warning users that the post “glorifies violence”.
The message was added to a post in which Mr Trump seemed to threaten that people protesting against the death of an unarmed black man in custody could be shot.
“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence,” the message reads. “However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”
The decision comes as Mr Trump signed a new executive order on social networks. Mr Trump’s announcement that social media companies would be more strictly regulated came after Twitter placed a different warning on another of his posts, which fact-checked the claim that mail-in voting would lead to widespread fraud.
Adding the warning is likely to cause yet more animosity between Twitter and Mr Trump, who has ramped up his attacks on the social network since the fact-checking messages were displayed […]
All of it so SAD.. Then this- Everybody arrested in St. Paul was from OUT of STATE?.. Far be it from law enforcement to ‘find out WHY and WHO paid for it’!… I hope the peaceful protestors are safe… I cannot believe this kind of UGLY has landed, here in my beautiful state!
Organizing people to come from out of state is extremely difficult for real anarchists – who are notoriously broke most of the time. This always suggests US intelligence involvement to me. Some of the intelligence goons were caught on camera this time: https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/05/30/nothing-is-certain-but-death-taxes-and-police-infiltration-of-us-protests/
When I participated in the anti-WTO protests in Seattle, we had a very similar situation. Police everywhere while the protests were peaceful – when masked protestors showed up and started breaking windows, the police vanished.
“St. Paul, Minnesota mayor Melvin Carter fired the first shot when he declared that every arrested protester was not from his state. But in fact the opposite was true, and 85% of arrestees were Minnesotans . Carter sheepishly responded that he had received bad information. The obvious and easily proven inaccuracy makes that assertion highly unlikely.”
Well, nomad, I guess it will be up to citizen journalists to call officials on the bulshit lies.
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Well from Tubularsock’s point of view ….. if you’re not willing to burn it down you haven’t awakened to the immensity of the problem. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!
Just how many of these stories do we have to witness and NEVER any change? A cop murdering a man RIGHT IN FRONT of you!
If anyone is under the impression that anything changes in the fairness of justice by some “peaceful”, “civil” protest of good citizens you are fucking delusional.
And if Tubularsock hears all that shit from Pence and the fucking Christians about “praying for the family” Tubularsock is going to take that fucking cross and shove it up Pence’s asshole crosswise!
Oh, and have a nice day.
I’m inclined to agree with you, Tube. It tends to be upper middle class white kids who march up and down with signs and practice peaceful civil disobedience. When people get desperate enough, they riot. And with huge unemployment numbers and hunger due to the crashing economy, this kind of rioting and looting was probably inevitable.
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