New Twitter policy: Content warnings, special click-through wickets for presidential tweets

New Twitter policy: Content warnings, special click-through wickets for presidential tweets
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[Ed. – And for other politicians’ tweets as well, but we all know whose tweets are the target.]

Presidents and other world leaders and political figures who use Twitter to threaten or abuse others could find their tweets slapped with warning labels.

The new policy , announced by the company on Thursday, comes amid complaints from activists and others that President Donald Trump has gotten a free pass from Twitter to post hateful messages and attack his enemies in ways they say could lead to violence.

From now on, a tweet that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violates the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation.

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Users will have to tap through the warning to see the underlying message, but the tweet won’t be removed, as Twitter might do with a regular person’s posts.

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