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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 Thursday April 28 2016, @04:29AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Thursday April 28 2016, @04:29AM (#338274) Journal

    I can see all the assumptions you're making already: statist, fascist, atheist, none of which are true.

    Let me spell this out for you in simple terms: YOU DO THE RIGHT THING BECAUSE YOU ARE HUMAN. If you need to be told to do the right thing because if you don't the Flying Canaanite Genocide Fairy is going to torture you in eternal flame, then brother, you are a shit human being, and I hope you die of something embarrassing and painful.

    Hasn't it occurred to you that within a few centuries of Yeshua's death, institutional Christianity became the very powers, the scribes and Pharisees, that he himself railed against? Sorry, but today, you and your buddies are the people he was warning us all about.

    What I wonder is, if you *weren't* a Christian, would you still do the right thing? What motivates you to do the right thing?

    --
    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
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