Twitter flagged a tweet from the official White House account on Friday hours after labeling an identical post from President Trump.
The platform positioned a “public curiosity discover” on the White House’s word-for-word copy of Trump’s tweet suggesting individuals looting in Minneapolis can be shot.
The extraordinary strikes got here lower than a day after Trump issued an government order aimed toward curbing authorized legal responsibility protections for social media corporations in a strike again in opposition to Twitter’s choice to fact-check his tweets.
Just like the one positioned on Trump’s preliminary post, the warning says the White House tweet broke Twitter’s guidelines about “glorifying violence” however that it will stay accessible as a result of it’s within the public curiosity. Customers now have to click on a button to view the post and can’t like, retweet or reply to it.
Twitter’s transfer means that the platform won’t let an official authorities account amplify posts that violate its insurance policies. However the White House argued in response that the San Francisco-based has allowed “terrorists, dictators, and overseas propagandists” to post doubtful messages with out consequence.
“The President didn’t glorify violence. He clearly condemned it,” the White House mentioned in a tweet.
“@Jack and Twitter’s biased, bad-faith ‘fact-checkers’ have made it clear: Twitter is a writer, not a platform,” it added, referencing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The White House additionally famous that Twitter didn’t label a tweet from Iranian Supreme Chief Sayyid Ali Khamenei saying individuals who assist Palestine might be rewarded “even when killed.”
Twitter declined to touch upon Khameini’s tweet particularly, however the firm pointed to its earlier assertion that “overseas coverage saber-rattling on financial or army points” typically doesn’t violate its guidelines.
Further reporting by Nicolas Vega