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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 archive.is 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 captain normal on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:01AM

    by captain normal (2205) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:01AM (#337760)

    Or maybe his own handlers held it up till he sobered up to see if he really wanted say what he did. Or perhaps his social media person screwed up the link to the video. Why attribute to malice that which could more likely be attributed to stupidity. God knows there is plenty of stupidity surrounding the Trump campaign.

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:39AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:39AM (#337776) Journal

    The tweet still exists. It hasn't been deleted, and is linked in the summary.

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  • (Score: 2) by Bill Dimm on Wednesday April 27 2016, @02:06PM

    by Bill Dimm (940) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @02:06PM (#337938)

    Or maybe his own handlers held it up till he sobered up...

    Trump doesn't [forbes.com] drink [cbsnews.com].