Twitter hides new Trump tweet, labels it ‘abusive’

Twitter on Tuesday added an advisory to one of US President Trump’s tweets that threatened protesters seeking to establish an “autonomous zone” in Washington, D.C.

The microblogging platform said Trump’s tweet violated the platform’s rules against abusive behaviour.

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about abusive behavior. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible,” reads the advisory added to Trump’s tweet.

“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,” the platform said.

“Per our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service given its relevance to ongoing public conversation. Engagements with the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to Retweet with Comment, but not Like, Reply, or Retweet it,” it added.

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