Twitter Prohibits Tweets Wishing For Trump’s Death Amid COVID-19 Diagnosis

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Twitter has prohibited any tweet wishing death on Donald Trump following the shocking news that he and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19.

US President, Donald Trump had on Friday announced that he and his wife, Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19.

Following his announcement, Twitter has been set ablaze with opposing reactions to the news. Some of those reactions include the celebration of Trump’s diagnosis, but Twitter is now stating that it will remove dialogue that wishes bodily harm upon the President.

The social media platform said it has no tolerance for people who wish serious harm or even death upon another person and it doesn’t matter if they have mishandled the response to a pandemic that has caused the deaths of more than 200,000 Americans.

“Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed. This does not automatically mean suspension.” Twitter’s official public relations account wrote Friday night.
However, Twitter’s warning didn’t go over well with some considering many other cases of death threats and harassment that happened on the app regularly, but goes unchecked.

Read also: Trump to be moved to military hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

Many also cited that this hasn’t been the same energy from Twitter with former political figures, such as when people tweeted threats and other reprehensible messages about former-President Obama and others.

“Is this policy uh retroactive?” Sarah Groh, the chief of staff for Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, asked, noting that her boss is one of “a few women of color in Congress that deal of piles of death threats weekly.”

In response, Twitter posted a series of tweets from a separate account late Saturday afternoon admitting that it “must do better.”

“We hear the voices who feel that we’re enforcing some policies inconsistently,” the company wrote, pledging to address the “concerns about our enforcement through action, not empty words.”

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