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EU Commission backs Twitter over Trump ‘glorifying violence’

By on June 2, 2020 0 137 Views

The European Commission has backed Twitter in the social media giant’s dispute with Donald Trump after it hid one of his tweets, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence.

The president last week tweeted he would “send in the National Guard”, and followed that up with a warning that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”.

That second tweet was hidden by Twitter for “glorifying violence”.

In a statement, Věra Jourová, vice president of the EU’s executive branch, said that politicians must be “held to account, and answer to criticism with facts, not with threats and attacks”.

“This is not about censorship. This is about flagging verifiably false or misleading information that may cause public harm,” she said.

BBC News

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