Twitter puts warning on Trump’s tweet for threatening protesters with “serious force”

Twitter puts warning on Trump

Twitter has labeled another Donald Trump tweet for infringing rules about “Abusive Behavior” following his threat of ‘serious force’ against protesters.

However, on Tuesday the US president tweeted that “there will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!”

Twitter puts warning on Trump

He was reacting to protests that took place on Monday evening in Lafayette Square Park near the White House, where park police stopped demonstrators from pulling down a statue of former president Andrew Jackson.

Addressing the tweet, Twitter’s safety team wrote in a statement: “We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.”

Furthermore, the tweet is remaining on the platform “given its relevance to the ongoing public conversation.” Users will be able to retweet it with comments, but they will not be able to “like,” and “reply it.

Twitter first placed a label on Trump’s tweets on May 26, when it determined that two of his posts about mail-in voting required fact-checking links, which prompted the US president to accuse the social media platform of meddling in the election.

Similarly, last week the social media platform later labeled a “racist baby” video the president posted to mock CNN as “manipulated media”.


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