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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 jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:33PM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:33PM (#338010) Homepage Journal
    So church members shouldn't speak out against fascism, then?
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  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday April 27 2016, @07:37PM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 27 2016, @07:37PM (#338106) Journal

    As people you should, but it's an incredibly blatant case of Dunning-Krugeritis (and projection, and hypocrisy, and the pot calling the kettle black). Cruel, stupid, insane Gods make cruel, stupid, insane men. The only way most Abrahamic cultists can survive is deliberate ignorance of the implications of their beliefs.

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