Twitter places warning label on Trump tweet about Minneapolis protestsby Mike Brest
Twitter placed a warning label on one of President Trump's tweets about the protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota over George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody.
The social media giant said the early Friday morning tweet, which called the protesters "THUGS" and implied they could be shot, "glorified violence" and therefore violated Twitter's rules on violence.
Twitter did not take the tweet down, but it is hidden from view unless a user wants to see it. The message placed over the tweet says: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”
Next to the warning label is a button labeled “VIEW,” which allows users to read the president’s tweet.
Trump reacted with outrage.
"Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party," he tweeted Friday morning. "They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!"
Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to combat what he saw was an unfair censorship of conservative voices after Twitter put a fact-checking label on the president's tweets about mail-in ballot voting.