Washington, 29 May 2020 (AFP) – Twitter marked a message from US President Donald Trump about the Minneapolis protests that he considered it "glorifies violence" and, although it considered the tweet to violate its rules, the social network decided that the text will not be removed.
The president wrote that the military would be sent to the city to contain the violence after two days of clashes between security forces and protesters, after the asphyxiation of a black man in police action during his arrest.
"When the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thanks," Trump wrote in reference to how the security force would handle the incident.
"This tweet violated Twitter's rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest that the tweet remains accessible," explained the social network.
Trump signed a decree on Thursday to limit the protection of social media and the flexibility they have for publishing content.
"They have the uncontrolled power to censor, edit, hide or modify any form of communication between individuals and large public audiences," said Trump when signing the decree, which should be the starting point of a long legal battle.
Trump is very active on Twitter, where he mixes political ads, personal attacks, conspiracy theories and campaign statements at a frantic pace.
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