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Twitter marks Trump's message about Minneapolis protests for glorifying ...

Twitter on Friday marked a message from the President of the United States, Donald Trump, about the Minneapolis protests for considering that "praises the violence". Although it considers that the tweet violates its rules, the social network has decided that the text will not be removed.

"This tweet violated Twitter rules by glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest that the tweet remains accessible," explained the social network.

Social network says Trump message about Minneapolis protests heightens violence

"These bandits are dishonoring George Floyd's memory, and I will not let that happen. I just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Army is with him. Any difficulty and we will take control, but when the looting begins , the shooting will begin. Thank you! "said Trump.

5 facts: understand the Floyd case

5 facts: understand the Floyd case

Trump's message refers to the 3rd day of protests against the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was in police custody in Minneapolis. On Friday, protesters stormed a police station, set cars and buildings on fire, and looted the city. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called for National Guard intervention.

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Policeman was filmed with his knee on George Floyd's neck – Photo: AFP / Facebook / Darnella Frazier

Policeman was filmed with his knee on George Floyd's neck – Photo: AFP / Facebook / Darnella Frazier

The uprising in the city began after the release of a video showing the police approach that took place outside a supermarket in Minneapolis. A white policeman knelt on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes, while he complained that he couldn't breathe. Floyd later died in a hospital.

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Protesters burn shop near Minneapolis police station – Photo: Adam Bettcher / Reuters

Protesters burn shop near Minneapolis police station – Photo: Adam Bettcher / Reuters

The Twitter warning comes a day after the American president signs an executive order that questions social media protection laws, which generally prevent sites from being prosecuted for moderating users' posts. The measure has more political consequences than changes the sector's legislation.

Trump's decision was made after Twitter tagged Trump posts with a suggestion for site users to "check the facts." The messages of the American president referred to the vote in the presidential elections of November of this year. In these posts, Trump insinuated that there is fraud in sending ballots to voters through the post office – which is permitted by American law.

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Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, USA. Company deleted 10,000 fake profiles amid legislative elections in the country – Photo: Jeff Chiu / AP

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, USA. Company deleted 10,000 fake profiles amid legislative elections in the country – Photo: Jeff Chiu / AP

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