Twitter locks Trump's tweets ‘due to risk of violence’

Twitter has added new warnings to tweets from Donald Trump amid violence in Washington D.C. At least two tweets from the president now have labels warning of a “risk of violence.” “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be rep...

Twitter locks Trump's tweets ‘due to risk of violence’
Twitter has restricted tweets form the president due to 'risk of violence.'

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The company said on its @TwitSafety account that it was “significantly restricting engagement with Tweets labeled under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence,” and that it’s “exploring other escalated enforcement actions.” 

We are also exploring other escalated enforcement actions and will keep the public updated with any significant developments.

— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 6, 2021

While Twitter has labeled many of Trump’s past tweets, the latest warnings are the first time the company has explicitly said that the president's words could incite violence. The company has previously said it would prioritize tweets “inciting unlawful conduct to prevent a peaceful transfer of power or orderly succession.”

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