Twitter has hidden one of two recent tweets from US President Donald Trump, saying it “violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence.”

As a possible result of that action, Trump signed an executive order yesterday limiting legal protections for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, critics have said that the order was ill advised and not likely to be legally enforceable.
Last year, Twitter said that it would label but not delete tweets from political leaders, as it was in the “public interest” to leave them up. The company also said that it would downrank any labeled tweets so that they wouldn’t surface easily during searches.
Trump’s “looting” comment is a quote from former Miami Police Chief Walter Headley, in charge the police during the 1967 riots and known for “stop and frisk” tactics. During the riots, he used the same phrase: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” That comment stirred up discontent in the black community at the time, but that didn’t bother Headley. “We don’t mind being accused of police brutality. They haven’t seen anything yet,” he said.