Twitter About to Censor Trump?

Despite saying that they recognize their negative effect on conservative speech, Twitter has decided to potentially censor his speech. Fox News reports:

The next time President Trump tweets something that’s in violation of Twitter’s standards but still newsworthy, the 280-character message might have a note attached to it.

Twitter, which has come under fire for years for not doing enough to rid the platform of hate speech and abuse, is examining how it could annotate offensive tweets that break its rules but are still in the public interest, according to Vijaya Gadde, the company’s head of legal, policy, and trust and safety.

“One of the things we’re working really closely on with our product and engineering folks is, ‘How can we label that?’” Gadde said in a response to questions from The Washington Post at an event in San Francisco. “How can we put some context around it so people are aware that that content is actually a violation of our rules and it is serving a particular purpose in remaining on the platform.”

According to the Post, Gadde said the efforts provide additional context will maintain the Jack Dorsey-led company’s community standards but also allow the platform to serve as a place for public policy conversations.

Considering Twitter is President Trump’s best way to reach the American people, this could be very dangerous.


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