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posted by martyb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @01:56AM   Printer-friendly
from the is-a-Trump-tweet-called-a-Treet? dept.

You were warned. Now it begins.

Since the implementation of Twitter's new algorithmic timeline back in February of this year, conservatives, libertarians and anti-establishment dissidents alike have been waiting for the social media platform to interfere in the current U.S. election cycle. Now it seems that there is clear evidence of Twitter censoring the current Republican front-runner, Donald Trump.

A tweet sent from Trump's account at 3:04 PM EDT yesterday is not visible from his timeline, even when showing "Tweets and replies." That message included a video wherein Trump declared that "the establishment and special interests are absolutely killing our country."At the time of this writing, the tweet is still publicly accessible via a direct link and thus has not been deleted either by Twitter or by someone operating on the Trump account.

This link has a copy of the timeline taken before this article was published which clearly shows the tweet not appearing where it should be — between a tweet sent at 12:10 PM EDT and one sent at 3:27 PM EDT; it is possible that the tweet may be reintroduced to the timeline in order to hide the manipulation.

Today it's one Trump tweet, tomorrow it will be you.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:07AM (#337738)

    Corruption spreads throughout society when you have very obvious unpunished corruption at the top. ("everybody does it; I deserve to get mine too") This is deadly to our future; it is a path into the 3rd world.

    Maybe you hate everything that Donald Trump stands for. Maybe you dream of all the things Hillary Clinton believes in. Whatever, it's just politics...

    Hillary Clinton has a level of corruption that US presidential politics hasn't seen in well over half a century. The other candidates are of course also corrupt, but not even remotely on the same scale. It's not the same thing at all. Comparing her corruption to normal corruption is like comparing Donald Trump's finances to normal finances, or like saying that the Amazon and the Atacama Desert both have non-zero moisture so it's all the same. No, it's not the same. It's not even remotely similar.

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  • (Score: 2) by rondon on Wednesday April 27 2016, @01:23PM

    by rondon (5167) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @01:23PM (#337923)

    Hillary Clinton is worse than Dick Cheney...

    While that may prove to be true, I don't think that has been proven to be true. Please, enlighten me.