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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 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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