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Twitter censors President Trump again


Just The NewsTwitter placed a notice on a tweet from President Trump and blocked platform users from certain engagements on the post on Monday.

The social media company blocked people from liking the tweet and leaving a comment. It also stopped people from retweeting the post, though it did allow people to retweet provided that they added their own comment when retweeting.

The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one," Trump tweeted on Monday night. "It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!"

The Supreme Court's decision in PA was not final, but does allow for ballots without postmarks to be counted up to three days after the election and kept segregated pending a final decision.

This decision -- opposed by the three conservative justices and flipped by Roberts, with Barrett not yet participating -- means that election law decisions will not be made until after the election. The Supreme Court (led by Roberts) is punting the political football and hoping they are not required to make a decision, when instead they should be taking a clear stand before the election to avoid appearances of deciding the election politically after the people have voted.

Separately, Twitter should be ... ashamed is not strong enough. Twitter has abandoned all pretense of neutrality if a tweet as basic and correct as Trump's can be censored.

This entry was published Fri Nov 06 10:17:47 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-03 03:12:04.0. [Tweet]

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