US: Since United States President Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus, some Twitterati have expressed doubt about the diagnosis while others — seeing him as a symbol of hate and division — have wished him death.
Taking notice of the negative trend, Twitter has announced that tweets hoping for Trump’s death are in violation of policies that the company follows.
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“Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against anyone are not allowed and will need to be removed. This does not automatically mean suspension,” the company said in a tweet.
tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed. this does not automatically mean suspension. https://t.co/lQ8wWGL2y0 https://t.co/P2vGfUeUQf
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) October 2, 2020