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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, @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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