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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 jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:55AM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:55AM (#337874) Homepage Journal

    Which sucks because you actually seem like a halfway decent person :/

    Given that, it might be nice if you realized that most of the things you are saying about my church aren't even close to true. For the most part we're a lot more like Fred Rogers than whatever you seem to have in mind about Christianity. Maybe I'm not the one who needs to wake up. And after all, you're much more intelligent than me, and you know that I can't be reasoned with... ;)

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:29PM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:29PM (#338008) Journal

    I'm intelligent, yes, but also naively hopeful. I don't think you're completely irrational now I've seen some more of your posts, though I *do* think you're deliberately suppressing most of that out of fear of your murderous demon of a God.

    A veneer of civility does not mask, nor atone for, a soul full of corruption. Yeshua himself has a term for people and institutions like that: "whited sepulchre." I doubt very much that your seemingly-snuggly church is composed of Universalists.

    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...