Twitter is Wrong for Using Warnings on President Trump’s Tweets

This past Tuesday, Twitter labeled two tweets from President Donald Trump’s statements about mail-in voting as “potentially misleading.” On Friday, Twitter was at it again when they maintained that the President was “glorifying violence” after a series of tweets that pertained to the riots in Minneapolis and surrounding areas over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police.

Trump tweeted, in response to the riots, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd,” and added that the National Guard was an option and said, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter responded by placing a notice on the President’s tweet that read, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest in the Tweet to remain accessible.”

Twitter is on tenuous grounds when they place warnings on the President’s tweets. Who are Twitter executives when they serve as arbiters of the truth? For openers, some at Twitter hate the President and regularly spew nasty messages about him. Comments in social media platforms should be free from biased attacks against tweeters from those who control and administer the platform. The problem with Twitter bosses is that they do not hold the first amendment in high regard, and their actions, if continued, will come back to haunt and chill their alleged purported goal of free-spirited and open debate.  

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