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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, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @05:52AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @05:52AM (#337804)

    I grew up going to Southern Baptist churches. I never heard any fire and brimstone sermons (although my mom said she heard some growing up that scared her). It was all peace, forgiveness, faith, celebrate life, etc. I know some churches are still bad, and I know from my brother in law who was a youth minister for some time that behind the scenes all of the church volunteers instigated petty bullshit and pursued a much more conservative agenda. Growing up, I did hear some kids at school say some fire and brimstone stuff, but that's about all my exposure to it.

    The whole thing is kind of a struggle between people doing their best to find the best meaning they can in the beliefs they've inherited and people who can't get themselves untied from the bullshit they've inherited. Most of the New Testament is about righteously being unattainable, so the only path I can understand is trying to find the best meaning I can in what I've got.

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