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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 The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:04AM

    He ought to also remember that religious institutions are explicitly prohibited from endorsing a candidate if they want to keep their tax exempt status. Yeah, that's not what he did. It's dangerously close though.

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  • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @11:02AM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @11:02AM (#337877) Homepage Journal

    For the record, he told me he got complaints. :) Though I'm betting that the people complaining were white church members, not Hispanic church members.

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  • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Wednesday April 27 2016, @12:28PM

    by jdavidb (5690) on Wednesday April 27 2016, @12:28PM (#337890) Homepage Journal
    An observation. [soylentnews.org]
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    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:27PM

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 27 2016, @04:27PM (#338006) Journal

      The 20th century fascists modeled themselves on your churches. You DO know Stalin had religious instruction and Hitler could have been a priest, don't you? And ol' no-elbows-no-knees-only-one-ball was never excommunicated from the Catholic Church?

      Your religion (its entire religious family really) is a fascist dictatorship. Yahweh is basically Kim Jong Un except he CAN hear your thoughts, and he runs an eternal, inescapable concentration camp full of fire and fear and pain and torture for what amount to his political prisoners.

      No, the Abrahamic religions have nothing inside them to stand up to fascism, aside from "yeah, well, it's not the RIGHT dictator!"

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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.

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    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:13PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 27 2016, @10:13PM (#338167)

      For my part, I think I would rather my Church lose it's tax exempt status for speaking out against tyranny rather than sitting on our hands while demagogues run amok. Just sayin'.