President Trump’s latest tweet is grabbing more attention as the days grows longer. Twitter is now commenting on the tweet posted by President Trump which shows old footage of him body slamming a person, only now the person has his head covered with a CNN logo.
According to CNN, Twitter told the cable news network that the president’s tweet did not violate the company’s terms and conditions.
Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted and the lack of details in the tweet itself.
According to Twitter’s policies, Twitter may suspend an account if the user makes violent threats; attacks people based on race, religion, gender and more; or engages “in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”
The video is triggering a wave of outrage from journalists who claim the president is provoking violence against reporters, and therefore he is in violation of Twitter’s rules.
CNN is spearheading the charge by claiming the president is inciting violence, issuing a statement saying, “It is a sad day when the President of the United State encourages violence against reporters.”
CNN’s go-to commentator for matters concerning Latinos, Ana Navarro also voiced concerns saying “it is an incitement to violence. He is going to get somebody killed in the media.”
Twitter addresses abusive behavior on its website, and lays out its guidelines on violent threats, harassment and hateful contact. For example, it reads: “You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.” It also states, “users may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include: if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others; if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats; if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.”
President Trump’s tweet was retweeted to the @POTUS Twitter handle, which is the official account of the president of the United States.
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