Twitter adds warning to Trump video telling Capitol Hill rioters ‘we love you’

Twitter adds a warning to the trump video and took an action against the president’s account on Wednesday afternoon. Twitter adds a large pop-up warning message to Donald Trump‘s latest Tweet addressing the ongoing chaos on Capitol Hill. The company has constricted engagement on the tweet, quoting “due to a risk of violence.”

Twitter add warning to Trump video amid riots at the US Capitol
Twitter add warning to Trump video amid riots at the US Capitol

This announcement comes after hours of a hush from the president as violent rioters descended on the US Capitol. Also, amid arranging calls by the Anti-Defamation League and others for Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended outright.

In the tweeted video, Trump both affirmed his supporter’s conspiracy-rooted Grievances and gently motivate them to leave. Trump said, “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it. Especially the other side. But you must go home now. Go home, we love you, you’re special.”

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The strategy of Twitter adding a warning to Trump video

Twitter didn’t directly label those calls but said that the restrictions on sharing and engagement are part of its efforts to monitor the “ongoing situation in Washington.” Twitter disabled likes and replies on Trump’s tweet that claimed Vice President Mike Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done.”

Also, retweets on the video have been restricted, promoting users to add a comment rather than simply amplifying Trump’s remarks. These restrictions were also applied to a Trump’s video of himself late Wednesday afternoon addressing the rioters.

Twitter said, “Regarding the ongoing situation in Washington, D.C. We are working proactively to protect the health of the public conversation occurring o the service and will act on any content that violates the “Twitter Rules,”

Besides it was said, “Threats of and calls to violence are against the Twitter Rules, and we are enforcing our policies accordingly. Besides, we have been significantly restricting engagement with Tweets labeled under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence. This means these labeled tweets will not be able to be replied to, retweeted, or liked.”

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