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Twitter temporarily prevents users from interacting with Trump’s tweets

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President Trump’s battle with censorship continued this weekend as Twitter briefly prevented its users from interacting with his tweets early Saturday morning.

Twitter users were unable to like or reply to a series of tweets made by Trump concerning election fraud and the recent US Supreme Court decision on the Texas lawsuit.

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When users attempted to interact with the tweets, they received an alert explaining why Twitter had disabled the features.

“We try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people, so we have disabled most of the ways to engage with it,” stated Twitter.

A few hours later the features had been reinstated on the tweets, while still bearing a warning label stating that the contents of the post were disputed.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Saturday that the actions on the tweets had been reversed.

“We inadvertently took action to limit engagements on the labeled Tweet,” the spokesperson said. “You can now engage with the Tweet, but in line with our Civic Integrity Policy it will continue to be labeled in order to give more context for anyone who might see the Tweet.”

“Throughout the year, we made product changes and policy updates to encourage more thoughtful consideration and reduce the potential for misleading information to spread on Twitter,” the spokesperson added.

Twitter began fact-checking Trump’s tweets earlier this year and has consistently added warning labels to his tweets claiming the information is “misleading.”

Trump’s battle with censorship has been ongoing and has escalated in recent months with Trump calling for an end of Section 230.

You can follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Don Lemon loses it on Senators Manchin, Sinema for holding up voting bill: ‘that’s bull***’

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CNN’s Don Lemon cursed out those “moderates” such as Senators Joe Manchin  (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “who are blocking people’s access to the voting booth, they want to use Dr. King conveniently. They’re the biggest hypocrites on the planet.”

“If Sinema and Manchin really want to honor the legacy of Dr. King and all the people who fought for civil rights and voting rights in this country, what they would do is to carve out for voting rights with the filibuster” he continued.

“But for some reason they are stuck with these rules that are backwards…The filibuster has been used to block civil rights legislation forever and so we need to stop that. We evolved. Just because there is a rule doesn’t mean that that rule can’t change. The Constitution is amended. So it’s time to amend the rules. And fight and, and protect the most sacred right that we have as Americans, and that is the right to vote.”

Lemon then quotes Dr. Martin Luther King about a “white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice….who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.”

That sounds like the moderates, says Lemon, referring to Senators Manchin and Sinema. “And you’re supposed to be a Democrat who espouses to the ideals of Dr. King. That’s bull***t that’s B.S.”

 

 

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