Finally, Twitter had enough of this cruel twitter-abuser; namely Individual1 or the corrupt occupant of the Oval Office in the White House, the so-called leader of the free World – Donald Trump.
First Twitter marked two of Trump’s tweets as potentially misleading and put a Fact Check link beneath them:
….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
As documented by The Conversation Twitter has removed tweets from other politicians and world leaders, including Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. It frequently removes accounts that are deceptive and spread disinformation. The company has also suspended notable accounts, such as the controversial and hyperpartisan ZeroHedge blog, for posting misinformation.
According to CNN President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Trump said the move was to “defend free speech from one of the gravest dangers it has faced in American history.”A small handful of social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States,” he claimed. “They’ve had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter, virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences.”
Twitter “answers” by redacting one of Trump’s tweets because it violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence (during his presidency Trump has endless prior tweets that violate Twitter Rules, this is the first time Twitter reacts on them).[cp_modal display="inline" id="cp_id_5741f"][/cp_modal]