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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: 2) by Whoever on Wednesday April 27 2016, @05:09AM

    by Whoever (4524) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @05:09AM (#337787) Journal

    Your preacher needs to watch what he says, or his tax-exemption will be in jeopardy.

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  • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:55AM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:55AM (#337875) Homepage Journal
    If Donald Trump wins a whole lot more than that may be in jeopardy!
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @02:46PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @02:46PM (#337959)

      Former was a fact, ladder was an opinion expressed by you.

      • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:28PM

        by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @03:28PM (#337981) Homepage Journal
        Okey doke, thanks for clearing that up. :) It's weird that churches could lose their tax exemption for not speaking out against fascism, though.
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        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:44PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:44PM (#338176)

          Okey doke, thanks for clearing that up. :) It's weird that churches could lose their tax exemption for not speaking out against fascism, though.

          Look, to hell with the tax exempt status! As a Christian, I find it bizarre that anyone claiming to be a Christian would be so cavalierly OK with fascism just so long as their Church gets to keep all the money from the collection plates. Shouldn't we rather be far more concerned that something much more important is at stake? Shouldn't we? Really?!? Has the Christian Church sunk so low that we have become all about "I've got mine, to hell with the rest of you"? Yeah, I know that you, jdavidb, are not likely to be of this mindset, but I just have to wonder about all those people who self-identify as "evangelical Christians" voting for Trump in the primaries. Do these people really understand what it is they are voting for? Do they really? How in the hell do they reconcile what they claim to believe as Christians with what Trump says on the campaign trail?

          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday April 28 2016, @05:09AM

            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 28 2016, @05:09AM (#338288) Journal

            You're almost 1700 years late. The Council of Nicaea was the end of the Christian ideals you have in mind. It's been almost two literally-Goddamned millennia of this shit. Yes, the Churches, plural, have sunk that low, and they WERE that low when there was a Caesar unto whom what belongs to Caesar was to be rendered.

            The sad irony here is that even the worst Christian still excels his or her God in morals, character, and temperament :/

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