Twitter restricts President Trump’s tweet for "abusive behavior"

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Twitter affixed a public interest notice on the tweet for violating its policies against abusive behavior.

The tweet is still available to view and can be retweeted, but users cannot like or reply to it.

At 8:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Trump tweeted, "There will never be an "Autonomous Zone" in Washington, D.C., as long as I'm your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!".

President Trump's tweet refers to an autonomous zone created by Seattle protesters amid national protests against police brutality and the prevalence of racially charged violence in the US.

He was reacting to protests that took place on Monday evening in Lafayette Square Park near the White House, where park police stopped demonstrators from pulling down a statue of former president Andrew Jackson.

Twitter on Tuesday reacted when Donald Trump tweeted about United States protesters and he threatened "serious force" against them in the American capital city.

President Donald Trump expressed confusion about where the "19" in COVID-19 came from during his rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night. "Twitter says it is "abusive" to prevent rioters from forcibly seizing territory to set up a lawless zone in our capital".

At first, in an interview with CBN News Trump told a reporter he did not order officials to slow down testing, adding that a high number of coronavirus cases would make the US "look bad".

Twitter then also hid tweets from Trump and the official White House account when they tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts".

The new, aggressive stand by Twitter on rule-breaking by the president stands in contrast with Facebook, which has maintained a largely hands-off policy despite pressure from activists to curb inflammatory content. In late May well, Twitter ignited a political firestorm when it flagged two of the president's tweets generating bogus statements about vote-by-mail techniques in California, top to a retaliatory government purchase from Trump times afterwards.

Most recently, Twitter added a "manipulated media" notice to a video Trump shared of two toddlers hugging and playing that had been edited and distorted to appear as if the cable network CNN had aired it with its own chyrons.

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