Twitter on Tuesday concealed a new tweet from the President of the United States, Donald Trump, because they considered that he “failed to comply” with the rules regarding “abusive behavior” by threatening to use force against protesters in the federal capital.
The San Francisco-based social network, which had already tagged Trump’s comments as misleading and as promoters of violence, nonetheless determined that this Trump tweet “may be in the public interest,” allowing the President’s supporters to read it. clicking on the text that covers it.
A Complex Relationship
A top Twitter executive admitted in early June that it is possible to suspend the account of US President Donald Trump, in connection with his incendiary messages such as those launched against protests for the murder of George Floyd.
Nick Pickles, director of public policy strategy for Twitter, said at a telematic parliamentary hearing in the United Kingdom that the platform had made the decision to subject Trump’s tweets to the same verification procedure that applies to all public figures.
MPs twice asked Pickles if this meant that the US President’s account could be suspended.
What Did the Twitter Executive Say?
“All Twitter accounts are subject to Twitter rules,” he replied both times.
With 82.4 million followers, @realDonaldTrump is one of the ten most popular accounts on Twitter.
Trump’s dispute with Twitter
Trump is now in conflict with the social network, which he uses on a daily basis, since it made the decision last month to verify two of his tweets about postal voting.
The next episode was on the occasion of incidents in protests over the murder of African-American George Floyd, when Trump wrote on Twitter that “when the looting began (of shops), the shooting began.”
A message posted over that tweet warned that it “violated Twitter’s rules on ‘glorifying violence.'”