‘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 […]