Twitter puts warning on Trump’s tweet for threatening protesters with “serious force”
Twitter has labelled another Donald Trump tweet for violating rules about “Abusive Behavior” following his threat of ‘serious force’ against protesters.
On Tuesday the US president tweeted that “there will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!”
He was reacting to protests that took place on Monday evening in Lafayette Square Park near the White House, where park police stopped demonstrators from pulling down a statue of former president Andrew Jackson.
Addressing the tweet, Twitter’s safety team wrote in a statement: “We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.”
The tweet is remaining on the platform “given its relevance to ongoing public conversation.” Users will be able to retweet it with comment, but they will not be able to “like,” and “reply it.
Twitter first placed a label on Trump’s tweets on May 26, when it determined that two of his posts about mail-in voting required fact-checking links, which prompted the US president to accuse the social media platform of meddling in election.
Last week, the social media platform later labelled a “racist baby” video the president posted to mock CNN as “manipulated media”.