Donald Trump’s adopted city of Washington DC is under threat of occupation by protestors turned occupiers who would tear down its public art, set fire to its historical landmarks, destroy public property, and take over public streets. Yet, when Trump tweeted out that this kind of thing will not stand, Twitter censored his words.
Trump wrote “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, DC, as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force.”
As the Commander in Chief of the United States military, Trump has the authority to tell those who would occupy the nation’s capital that there will be consequences for doing so.
Twitter, who believes itself to be arbiter of truth and justice, has taken this opportunity to wield their power in an ongoing stand-off with the president.
Twitter Safety slapped a warning over the tweet, saying “We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behaviour, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.”