Following last week’s action against President Trump’s over-the-top remarks, Twitter this week continued to impose restrictions on u.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s violent non-compliance, rather than deleting the original content. In the controversial tweet, it wrote: “Now that protesters are now considered terrorists, can they be hunted as they did in the Middle East?” “Despite the platform’s action after a few hours, the tweet quickly reached more than 12,000 retweets.
When restricted by the platform, the tweet is hidden from Matt Gaetz’s timeline, and users must click the “View” button to see the full picture. Both like, forward, and reply functions are disabled to further limit the spread of offending content.
In an interview withmedia outlet TheVerge, a Twitter spokesman said the company had attached a public service notice to @mattgaetz’s tweets, making it clear that the content violated the community’s policy not to glorify violence.
Even so, many have called on Twitter to completely remove Matt Gaetz’s inappropriate remarks, such as senators such as Chris Murphy.