WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform’s rules about “glorifying violence.”
(AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called protesters in Minneapolis “thugs” and said that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts” — drawing another warning from Twitter for his rhetoric. Trump tweeted after protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody torched a police station.
A law professor says the president's executive order is likely unconstitutional, could actually lead to more censorship and backfire on the president.
President Trump also says he would shut down Twitter if it were legal to do so.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, "We'll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally."
Some Twitter employees may never have to return to the office. The company is giving its more than 5,000 employees the option to work from home forever.
Facebook, Google have also make work-from-home optional until next year.
Mayor London Breed said that Dorsey's donation more than doubles the total contributions to Give2SF and brings the total funding to $26.3 million.
Twitter announced Monday it will start alerting users when a tweet makes disputed or misleading claims about the coronavirus.
A tweet, which was posted on the @Facebook Twitter account, said “Hi, we are O u r M i n e.”
The group OurMine was responsible for the hack.
Twitter and Facebook are refusing to delete the altered video.
Tech companies have stepped up efforts to tackle misinformation on their services ahead of next year's U.S. presidential elections.
The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Facebook's policy is to accept paid political ads from candidates without fact-checking them or censoring them, even if they contain lies.
Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages.
Twitter has taken action to stop posts by some fringe groups. Ryan Eldridge, co-founder of Nerds on Call Computer Repair, spoke to KTVU News @ 4P about the developments.