(ConservativePeak.com)- Twitter engaged in its most egregious act of political censorship this week when its team chose to censor a tweet by the president that warned rioters not to riot. Literally.
A tweet published by the president that warned rioters they would be met with “serious force” was censored for allegedly breaking one of Twitter’s rules against “abusive behavior.”
Let thank sink in for a moment. Twitter said that if the president tells rioters, or criminals, that they will be met with force from law enforcement officials, that is a breach of their rules.
The clue is in the name, isn’t it? Law enforcement.
In a tweet, President Trump said that rioters would not be able to set up an “Autonomous Zone” like they did in Seattle, and that if they try, they “will be met with serious force.”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
Twitter Safety, the account that protects the “safety” of users, retweeted the president’s comment and explained why they placed a “public interest notice” on the 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.https://t.co/AcmW6O6d4t
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) June 23, 2020
“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,” Twitter said.
On Twitter, it is now a breach of the rules for the President of the United States to warn rioters against breaking the law, and suggesting that law enforcement might…enforce the law.
This isn’t the first time that the social media platform has censored the president, either. Less than a month ago, the social media giant censored a tweet made by the president about the danger posed by rioters. Trump said, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” a phrase that has been proven true during these riots. Several people have been shot dead, including one person in the so-called Seattle Autonomous Zone.
Is the president really engaging in “abusive behavior” or is this yet another example of a liberal Big Tech company censoring the president for political purposes in the run-up to a presidential election?