Twitter Criticizes Warning Label In Trump’s ‘Autonomous Zone’ Tweet, Says It Violates ‘Abusive Behavior’ Policy

Twitter affixed a new tag to one of President Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, saying it violates the social media platform’s policy on “abusive behavior.”

On Tuesday morning, the president tweeted a comment about an “autonomous zone” in Washington, DC, and that if one is established, “it will meet a serious force!”

In the afternoon, Twitter added a tag about the tweet, saying the Trump post “had violated Twitter’s Rules on abusive behavior.”

The warning added: “However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest that the Tweet remain accessible.”

Under its name @TwitterSafety, the company explained that this is not the first time that it has placed a “notice of public interest” in a specific tweet and described why it had taken the action against Trump’s post.


“We have placed a public interest notice in this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” the company said.

Twitter continued: “Under our policies, this Tweet will remain on the service given its relevance to the ongoing public conversation. Commitments to the Tweet will be limited. People will be able to retweet with comments, but not like, reply or retweet. “

Republicans responded to Twitter on the move.

“Does the president say that enforcing the law to prevent chaos is a violation of Twitter policy?” Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton responded.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also weighed in on the Twitter move, asking why the social media company thinks “it is ‘abusive’ to prevent protesters from forcibly taking over the territory to establish a zone. illegal in our capital. “

Twitter in recent months has flagged, added warnings, or removed some of the president’s tweets.

More recently, the social media company disabled a satirical video released last week by Trump showing fake news footage poking fun at CNN coverage on racial issues.


Users who attempted to view the video, which Trump posted Thursday, saw the message: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”

A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News: “In accordance with our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints that were sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.”

The spokesperson added: “We enforce the Twitter Rules impartially for all who use our service, regardless of background or political affiliation.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman and Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.