Twitter said Friday that posts rooting for the death of the coronavirus-stricken President Trump run afoul of the platform’s policies and face removal.
Vice News also reported that Twitter warned it will suspend the accounts of people publicly wishing death upon the ill commander-in-chief.
But in a post responding to the Vice story, Twitter said the chirps wouldn’t necessarily prompt suspensions. Twitter said that “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.”
Trump, 74, announced early on Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, stunning the nation. In the evening, the President was transported by chopper to the Water Reed military hospital.
More than 200,000 Americans have died of coronavirus, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
People over age 65 account for more than three-quarters of COVID-19 deaths recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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