Just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social networking sites, Twitter branded one of Trump’s tweets “glorifying violence.” At 12:53 a.m. EST (12:53 p.m. EST) friday, Mr. Trump took a point in response to the “Minneapolis riots”, claiming that “when the robbery began, it was time to open fire.” “
Earlier this week, U.S. police brutality led to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man. A white Minnesota police officer knelt on 46-year-old Floyd’s neck for seven minutes, according to a video, and Floyd shouted, “I can’t breathe” and was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the hospital.
About two hours after Mr. Trump’s tweet, Twitter tagged it. Twitter said the president’s comments about the Minneapolis protests glorified violence, in violation of Twitter’s rules.
Now, Mr. Trump’s tweet has been hidden, replaced by a Warning message on Twitter. Users can’t see Trump’s tweet until they click on the “View” link next to them.
Twitter’s move came just hours after Mr. Trump issued an executive order targeting social networking sites that would not allow them to manually pick what people can see or express. In addition, these social networking sites are responsible for the content that users post.
On Tuesday, For the first time, Twitter tagged Mr. Trump’s “action” with a series of “tweets” that should be “fact-checking.” On Wednesday, Mr. Trump responded by saying he wanted to regulate or shut down social media companies. (Li Ming)