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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @11:16AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @11:16AM (#337880)

    If you expect anyone to do anything about it you give up your right to call yourself a libertarian.

  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:32PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:32PM (#337984) Homepage Journal

    Wow, you've got some quality stupid going on today. You only give up your right to the libertarian label if you want the government to do something about it. Social pressure in the form of speech, boycotts, etc... has nothing to do with being a libertarian.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.