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Twitter puts warning on Trump ‘THUGS’ tweet, says it violates standards, glorifies violence

Twitter puts warning on Trump ‘THUGS’ tweet, says it violates standards, glorifies violence

by MORGAN GSTALTER - The Hill  |  Published on May 29, 2020

Twitter puts warning on Trump ‘THUGS’ tweet, says it violates standards, glorifies violence

Twitter on Friday put a warning on a tweet from President Trump saying it violates its rules against glorifying violence.

Early Friday morning, Trump tweeted about the protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of George Floyd, saying, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen” while saying that he could order military action if the protests continue.

The president ended the tweet with, “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

Twitter Communications said that the early morning tweet “violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.”

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