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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: 5, Insightful) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:23AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:23AM (#337771) Journal

    Also? NO ONE whose career is based on "Kiss my God's ineffable ass or he'll barbecue yours for all eternity" has any right to be bitching about fearmongering, and that goes double for all of you death cultists. You people are quite literally motivated by infinite fear, infinite pain, infinite suffering. Your insane blood cult and its cousins (Islam especially) are responsible for most of the utter lunacy that goes on in this world. Worst part is, most of you are too damn stupid and un-self-aware to have even a glimmer of this surface in your minds.

    Which sucks because you actually seem like a halfway decent person :/ When you realize you excel your putative God in morals, maybe you'll wake up...

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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.

  • (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) Subscriber Badge 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.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @12:27PM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @12:27PM (#337889) Homepage Journal
    You know, churches really can't win for losing when it comes to speaking out against fascists running for office. Say nothing, and afterward they label you a collaborator and for years claim the fascist did everything he did in the name of Christianity. Say something, and people start complaining you should have your tax exemption status taken away or worse.
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    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:31PM

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:31PM (#338009) Journal

      Well, that's what you get for Fornicating With The Kings Of The Earth (TM).

      Even the root of the word "holy" in Hebrew (q'd'sh) means "set aside" or "sanctified." No church worth its crappy wine and stale wafers should have anything to do with the secular powers aside from trying to undo some of the damage they've done via charity.

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      • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:42PM

        by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:42PM (#338014) Homepage Journal
        Saying "don't vote for this guy" or "don't vote for any guy" seems to me to be the complete opposite of lining up with the kings of the earth, though. So the preacher says he's scared of a world where Donald Trump is President, and I personally extend that to being scared of a world where any of them are President, and you understand that to be aligning ourselves with temporal powers? Is Trump your guy, then, or what? Because I'm not quite following your reasoning.
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        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday April 27 2016, @07:35PM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 27 2016, @07:35PM (#338104) Journal

          Don't Get Involved With Temporal Powers Period.

          This is not difficult. In the world but not of it, remember?

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          • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @07:44PM

            by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @07:44PM (#338109) Homepage Journal

            Don't Get Involved With Temporal Powers Period.

            Which would be exactly what we're saying, right?

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:27PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:27PM (#338169)

              Don't Get Involved With Temporal Powers Period.

              Which would be exactly what we're saying, right?

              If I understand Azuma correctly, they would just rather you shut up and not say anything. Free speech is for (almost) everyone. Except people Azuma does not personally approve of. I do hope this clarifies.

              • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday April 28 2016, @05:06AM

                by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 28 2016, @05:06AM (#338286) Journal

                Oh fuck you and die, dipshit. You do NOT understand me correctly. I'm actually anti-censorship; indeed, I prefer idiots (like you, fuckstick) to have their idiocy plastered all over so it can receive the well-deserved rubbishing it demands. After all, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

                Now have you got anything useful, constructive, or even not-window-licking-pants-on-head retarded to say, or did you just come here to troll?

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