Twitter flags, hides another Trump tweet, citing "threat of harm"

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 23rd, 2020 4:15 pm

Last Updated Jun 24th, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Twitter on Tuesday slapped another one of President Trump's tweets with an advisory and hid it from view unless users clicked "View," saying the tweet violated the platform's policy against abusive behavior.

The president tweeted that any attempt by protesters to create an "autonomous zone" in Washington, D.C. would be met with "serious force."

Trump's full tweet reads:

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!

Roughly six hours after the president's post, Twitter flagged the tweet claiming it exhibited "threat of harm against an identifiable group."

The tweet will remain visible, but can only be retweeted with a comment.

"Per our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation. Engagements with the Tweet will be limited," Twitter said. "People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but not Like, Reply, or Retweet it."


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