Trump social media director tweets Twitter is ‘full of s**t’ after president’s George Floyd tweet was red flagged – The Sun

TRUMP'S White House twitter manager has slammed the platform for flagging Trump for inciting violence during the George Floyd protests.

Scavino Jr has hit out, saying that the platform is "full of s***" and is "targeting the President of the United States 24/7"

On Friday Twitter flagged Trump's "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" tweet, saying "We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts."

Scavino has now made an unsubstantiated claim that the platform is not flagging hate speech of those organising protests against police violence in the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd by four policemen in Minnesota on Monday.

Trump has since politicised the tragedy, blaming the city's Democrat leadership while making limited reference to policing and race issues.

Scavino said twitter was "turning their heads to protest organizers who are planning, plotting, and communicating their next moves daily on this very platform."

He then added that "Twitter is full of s*** – more and more people are beginning to get it." in his tweet.

Twitter has defended the company's actions and has not taken the tweets down.

A statement from Twitter Comms said: "This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today."

"We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance."

The Trump White House has been having a Twitter feud with Twitter since it flagged one of the President's coronavirus-conspiracy tweets, telling people to "get the facts" on Tuesday.

The warning was attached to his false claims about mail-in ballots and said they had been debunked by fact-checkers.

The blue exclamation mark notification prompted readers to “get the facts about mail-in ballots.” directed users to a page with news articles and information on the topic aggregated by Twitter staffers.

A headline at the top of the page stated: “Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud."

Trump is angry that his content is now being "editorialized", calling it "tantamount to taking over the airwaves" and a threat to free speech.

On May 27 Trump threatened to "close down" social media outlets which serve as a platform for millions around the world as he claims they are "silencing conservative voices."

Later in the day, the president, while locked in his growing feud with the social media giant teased: "Big action to follow!"

During his May 28 announcement, he said "the news is fake" and that "there's nothing I'd rather do than get rid of my twitter account" before bragging about the millions of followers he has.

During the second day of rioting and protests and on the same week that coronavirus officially took 100 thousand lives, he signed an executive order on "Preventing Online Censorship".

He has also doubled down on his false and unsubstantiated claim that "mail-in voting will lead to massive fraud and abuse" on Twitter.

At no point have any of his tweets been removed from Twitter, including his "Obamagate conspiracy", that he has continued to pedal without giving any concrete indication or evidence to substantiate his claims.

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