Twitter Will Zap Users Who Post Trump Death Wishes

Vice News reports:

Twitter told Motherboard that it will suspend people who openly hope for Trump’s death on the platform. Twitter referred to an “abusive behavior” rule that’s been on the books since April. “Content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against an individual is against our rules,” Twitter said in a statement. This rule will apparently apply to people who wish death on Trump, who is the single most powerful person in the world.

When Motherboard asked how tightly Twitter will enforce this policy with regard to Trump, it said that it “won’t take enforcement action on every Tweet. We’re prioritizing the removal of content when it has a clear call to action that could potentially cause real-world harm.” It is not clear whether Twitter believes that hoping for the death of the president can lead him to actually die, or where the line is.

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