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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: 2) by takyon on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:12AM

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {}> on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:12AM (#337744) Journal

    I already modded up your comment don't link it to me :(


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by c0lo on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:24AM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:24AM (#337749) Journal

    I already modded up your comment don't link it to me :(

    Why, what's the danger?

    (took me a while to get the post formatted so it landed quite low on the page. Oh, well, shameless plug then - you, Tork and another AC)

    • (Score: 2) by JNCF on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:06AM

      by JNCF (4317) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:06AM (#337763) Journal

      I agree with this practice completely. Even from a reader's perspective links to different parts of the same comments page seem vastly preferable to lengthy repetitions of the same information, if the same points keep getting made and you feel like taking the time to refute them.