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TWITTER SANCTIONS DONALD TRUMP — Accuses the U.S president of ‘Glorifying Violence’ — Says action is a public interest notice; White House Responds by preparing prepares an executive order on social media bias

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Twitter, Social media platform, has flagged US President Donald Trump’s tweet about the protests and violence in Minneapolis, Minnesota for “glorifying violence,” leading to a response from the American White House. Trump had tweeted about the protests which followed the death of a black man, George Floyd who was filmed saying he could not breathe as a white police officer used his knee to pin him down. According to Twitter, the company flagged the tweet in what it tagged a “public interest notice.” In a series of Tweets late Wednesday, Dorsey addressed the firestorm created by the company’s decision to label Trump’s tweets with a fact-check for the first time. Twitter on Tuesday added a link under two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots that said, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” When clicked, the links directed users to a page that said, in part, “Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘a Rigged Election.’ However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.”

Dorsey on Wednesday stood by his stance that Trump’s tweets “may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot (only registered voters receive ballots),” but said Twitter would update the link on the tweets “to make this more clear.” “This does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth,’” Dorsey wrote. “Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.”

“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” Trump had tweeted. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

@realDonaldTrump

 

I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!

Twitter CEO stands by fact-check on Trump’s tweets as the White House prepares an executive order on social media bias CNBC in its report says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he stands by the company’s decision to fact-check two tweets by President Trump, even as it has attracted intense criticism by Trump and his allies. The statement comes as the White House is preparing an executive order that would target social media companies for alleged bias in their content moderation strategies. Twitter added a link to two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots  that said, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” In a series of Tweets late Wednesday, Dorsey addressed the firestorm created by the company’s decision. Twitter on Tuesday  added a link under two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots that said, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” When clicked, the links directed users to a page that said, in part, “Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘a Rigged Election.’ However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.”

Dorsey on Wednesday stood by his stance that Trump’s tweets “may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot (only registered voters receive ballots),” but said Twitter would update the link on the tweets “to make this more clear.” “This does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth,’” Dorsey wrote. “Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves. More transparency from us is critical so folks can clearly see the why behind our actions.”

A U.S publication, Intelligencer reports that public protests continue to greet the action of Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested  on Friday and charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, but his arrest was not enough to stem the spread of protests throughout the country on Friday night and Saturday morning. Video of Chauvin digging his knee into Floyd’s neck and back as he took him into custody went viral on Monday, sparking demonstrations over the 46-year-old black man’s death. Protests spread beyond Minneapolis two days ago night, and spread farther still on Friday night. Many protests were largely peaceful, but others led to clashes with police and destruction in multiple cities.

A State of Emergency following violent protests in Atlanta: Protests in Atlanta turned violent as demonstrators massed around Centennial Olympic Park and Lenox Square on Friday night and Saturday morning — prompting Georgia governor Brian Kemp to declare a State of Emergency for the county and order the activation of as many as 500 National Guard service members to help police quell the unrest. Early Friday night outside the CNN Center, protesters attacked police cars and set one of them on fire, while others targeted the entrance to CNN headquarters with projectiles and spray paint and there were vandalism and looting. The unrest continued through Saturday morning, leading to multiple reported car fires, more looting around the Lenox Square mall in Buckhead, and some reports of shootings,  according to 11Alive news.  The “chaos” prompted an impassioned speech  from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who fought back tears as she tried to explain to destructive demonstrators in her city why they weren’t honoring George Floyd or anyone else, why they were harming their own majority black community, and why they needed to “go home”: