Saturday, August 5, 2017

Eric Trump Accuses Twitter Of Censorship

President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, on Friday accused Twitter of censoring one of his tweets.

In a tweet on Friday, the president's son tweeted out a screenshot of a tweet posted earlier on Friday that read “Jobs Jobs Jobs!!!” followed by several American flag emojis. The tweet also retweeted another user's tweet that included a Drudge Report link about Friday's jobs report.

Eric Trump's tweet was hidden for some viewers behind a standard Twitter warning, which was depicted in the screenshot. The grey warning box reads: “This tweet is not available because it includes potentially sensitive content.”

“Why are my tweets about jobs and the economy being censored? #Interesting” Trump tweeted in response.

Twitter declined to comment on the record about the matter, according to The Hill.

However, the company has recently introduced features intended to reduce abuse on the site, which include labeling certain accounts as "sensitive" that may include content some users could find offensive.

Those "sensitive" accounts include content sympathetic to both right- and left-wing ideologies. Some users labeled "sensitive" have already complained about their designation.

Alex Jones' InforWars website sees something more sinister.  It reported the "shadow ban by Twitter underscores how the leftist social media platform actively works to hide tweets which reflect positively on the president.

"During the 2016 presidential campaign, Twitter also censored positive replies to Trump tweets, in addition to tweets sent out by Trump himself.

"Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has previously expressed support for failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton."

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