Twitter Limits Engagement on Trump’s Tweet Over Violation of Policy

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Twitter today announced that they will be limiting US President’s tweet over violation of their policy.

In the morning, Donald Trump tweeted this in a response to the ongoing riots in the city of Minneapolis.

“This tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today,” Twitter said.

Twitter says that they have taken action to prevent others from “being inspired to commit violent acts” so they decided to limit the tweet. People can be able to retweet with comment, but will not be able to like, reply or retweet it.

Twitter’s glorification of violence policy is quite clear on the matter. Generally, you may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people and they prohibit the glorification of violence on the platform. Under the policy rules, the first time you violate this policy, you will be required to remove the content and will temporarily lock you of the account. However, if you continue to violate this policy after receiving a warning, your account will be permanently suspended.

This means if Trump continues tweeting information that could incite violence, Twitter might ultimately suspend him.

As usual, Trump is not too happy about Twitter’s actions.

It also comes at a time when Trump wants to regulate social media. The President treated to close down the platforms two days ago.

He also sent out an executive order earlier today that targeted section 230c of the US Communications Decency Act which gave immunity from liability from discourse happening on social media platforms.