Twitter has placed a public interest notice on a tweet from President Trump. Twitter says the tweet broke the platform’s rules about the “glorification of violence,” but won’t remove it entirely.

Trump was tweeting about the protests in Minneapolis
Twitters notice, which says that the tweet broke its rules about glorifying violence.
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Twitter has placed a public interest notice on a tweet from President Trump after it determined that it broke the platforms rules about the glorification of violence. However, Twitter has not chosen to remove the tweet from its platform entirely, because it believes it to be in the public interest. Twitter announced the notice in a tweet thread from its official comms account.
The notice means that the tweet is hidden from Trumps timeline, but is accessible if you visit the tweet directly. On Trumps timeline, users must click a view button to see it. The reach of the tweet will also be limited as part of the process. Although users can still retweet it with a comment, they cannot reply to it, retweet it directly, or like it. Twitter also says that its notice means that the tweet wont be algorithmically recommended on its platform.
Trumps tweet remained on the platform, but its now accompanied by a notice from Twitter.
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These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I wont let that happen, President Trumps tweet reads. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
Twitter seemed to be taking issues with Trumps line when the looting starts, the shooting starts.
This Tweet violates our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the risk it could inspire similar actions today.
Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) May 29, 2020
Trump is intentionally or inadvertently quoting former Miami Police Chief Walter Headley. In December 1967, a few months after riots broke out during the Republican National Convention, Headley said when the looting starts, the shooting starts at the announcement of a new get tough policy for policing black neighborhoods. Headley promised to use shotguns, dogs, and aggressive stop and frisk tactics in a bid to reduce crime. We dont mind being accused of police brutality, the New York Times reported him saying at the time. They havent seen anything yet.
Weve taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance, the company wrote in a follow-up tweet.
The notice was posted after tensions escalated between Twitter and the President this week. On Tuesday, the company labeled two of Trumps tweets as potentially misleading for the first time. Trump had claimed that mail-in ballots would result in a rigged election. Yesterday, Trump signed an executive order with the aim of limiting the legal protections given to social media sites like Twitter under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.