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Twitter bans Trump death wishes, sparking debate

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Amazing the liberals need to be reminded of this and that there is “debate” about whether it’s ok to post on Twitter that you hope Trump dies.

"Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against anyone are not allowed and will need to be removed," Twitter said in a post.

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Trump getting Covid was such an interesting Rorschach-like test: it exposed people for who they really were.

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The Trump death wish posts all come from Russian trolls - designed to inflame Trump's supporters and stoke division....as they've been doing since 2016....

And Trump's supporters so easily fall for it...

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Hasn’t trump tweeted about going to war to murder millions and millions of people? Is he banned?

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I can completely understand Twitter banning threats to hurt or kill someone, but I don’t see wishing death on someone who is ill in the same way. It’s low and trashy, but shouldn’t be banned.

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Zara Rahim is not Russian, sorry.

"I hope he dies"

Former National Spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Obama White House staffer Zara Rahim
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The Trump death wish posts all come from Russian trolls - designed to inflame Trump's supporters and stoke division....as they've been doing since 2016....

And Trump's supporters so easily fall for it...

LOL! I wont even say nice try.Pathetic.

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No adult should wish death on anyone. It's not left it's not right it's human.

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The Trump death wish posts all come from Russian trolls - designed to inflame Trump's supporters

@licolnman: you also said "I rarely use the word evil - but Trump embodies evil " and called him a dictator. Yet you wish him good health? If I believed he was an evil dictator, I certainly wouldn't be sad to see him pass. Either you don't believe your own words, or perhaps you speak Russian?

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Hasn’t trump tweeted about going to war to murder millions and millions of people? Is he banned?

Only idiots believe the trash he debauches Twitter with.

Twitter should be more focused on celebs who retweet things like dodgy videos from racist organizations. This is far more dangerous and corrosive than trashy wishes to see sick people die.

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@Blacklabel

Amazing the liberals need to be reminded of this and that there is “debate” about whether it’s ok ...

I guess you missed this

Conservative Republicans have relentless used social media to spew venom...

Or that OK? Oh, and the venom they speak of includes death threats!

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Conservative Republicans have relentless used social media to spew venom at Ocasio-Cortez

Only AOC would take "spewing venom" as a literal death wish... Not surprised.

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The Trump death wish posts all come from Russian trolls

The FBI debunked failed Russian theory again?

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Only AOC would take "spewing venom" as a literal death wish... Not surprised.

In coded messages for sure.

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Probably one good thing from Trump's COVID diagnosis is that liberals will stop getting death threats on twitter.

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Just to be sure, every time someone mentions Trump, may he live forever, perhaps some positive, upbeat phrase could be inserted.

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Probably one good thing from Trump's COVID diagnosis is that liberals will stop getting death threats on twitter.

Or liberals wishing for the President’s demise.

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Zara Rahim is not Russian, sorry.

That name keeps coming up. Because there aren’t any others.

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Dems aren’t used to Twitter enforcing rules against them. No wonder they are shocked.

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So do Trump supporters agree with this curtailment of freedom of speech or what?

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Jimizo: "Only idiots believe the trash he debauches Twitter with."

Very true, and some of them even post Twitter links and claim the comments are "facts".

Anyway, Twitter wouldn't want to upset its biggest customer and his legion of fools. They can call for the deaths of whomever they choose and Twitter will refuse to take the nonsense down, citing first amendment, or at worst, after they result in murders, say something like, "We need to do more (but won't)". But Trump? Nope. A lot of media is following this "logic" though. Johnson got it and people mocked him, said it was deserved, and more, and those comments still sit online. But you even hint at mockery with Trump?

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There are many. But if I post 5 names you will just say there arent 6. Then you will lose interest once proven wrong and then say it doesnt matter anyway.

So its pointless to proceed. 1 is enough to prove "it happened".

That name keeps coming up. Because there aren’t any others.

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The FBI debunked failed Russian theory again?

The FBI actually confirmed that Russian trolls were supporting Trump in 2016. What wasn’t established was coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Let’s try to keep things slightly accurate so the level of conversation doesn’t degenerate into the typical fact-checking of Trump fans.

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So do Trump supporters agree with this curtailment of freedom of speech or what?

If someone wished for Obama or RBG or ANY liberal that they die would that be acceptable as free speech?

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There are many. But if I post 5 names you will just say there arent 6. Then you will lose interest once proven wrong and then say it doesnt matter anyway. 

It doesn’t matter what you post because your credibility is long gone.

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Dems aren’t used to Twitter enforcing rules against them. No wonder they are shocked.

Why are you and other conservatives so blind to the fact that we are ALL getting censored like crazy? Persecution complex much? Or do you just love to divide us all some more? As someone whose body of opinions cannot be pigeon-holed (because I think for myself rather than kowtow to any "group") I can tell you both my left and right leaning opinions have been remorselessly, pointedly, and reflexively carved out online. YOU don't know because you are firmly on the right and you don't even want to know.

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I doubt that there is even one comment made about Trump which isn't in some way partisan. If you are a Democrat voter, then wishing death on Trump is a laudable position to take, and if you facilitate it, sainthood awaits.

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So do Trump supporters agree with this curtailment of freedom of speech or what?

If someone wished for Obama or RBG or ANY liberal that they die would that be acceptable as free speech?

Yes. I already posted that I think it would.

Keep partisanship out of it and argue the principle.

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The death and rape threats JK Rowling has received are still there.

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so that Zara Rahim person did NOT post on Twitter "I hope he dies"?

Im quite credible if she did. need a screenshot of the deleted tweet?

It doesn’t matter what you post because your credibility is long gone.

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so that Zara Rahim person did NOT post on Twitter "I hope he dies"?

I guess you forget the Russians hacked the DNC in 2016....

I guess Trump supporters see Russia as being on their team...

I know Trump does...

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So do Trump supporters agree with this curtailment of freedom of speech or what?

Just give a straight answer.

I don’t agree with it.

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so that Zara Rahim person did NOT post on Twitter "I hope he dies"?

Im quite credible if she did. need a screenshot of the deleted tweet?

Thats not what I’m talking about Randy.

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The double standards of the regressiven left are showing. On one hand, they want to censor, ban, "deplatform", "shadowban" and whatnot everything that goes against the narrative, but death wishes for the the guy they hate are fine.

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Dems just mad the rules apply to them too this one time.

Nope.

Trump retweeted dodgy videos from a UK-based racist organization. This caused so much fury in the UK, the UK PM rebuked him.

Trump wasn’t even suspended for posting inflammatory and misleading racist trash.

Why was this?

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neither were the people who posted the I hope he dies type tweets. Just removed.

Regular people, especially liberals, get the same or better treatment than the President. Sounds fair to me.

Why would he be suspended if they arent? plus we are not talking retweets or "dodgy" videos, the article is talking about direct tweets of wishes for certain people to die. Just a litttttle different.

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Yes. I already posted that I think it would. 

Keep partisanship out of it and argue the principle

Has nothing to do with partisanship, now be so kind and answer the question, please.

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lincolnman - The Trump death wish posts all come from Russian trolls - designed to inflame Trump's supporters and stoke division....as they've been doing since 2016....

And Trump's supporters so easily fall for it...

lol. Haters gotta hate. That's what they do. Decisions made under the influence of hate are poor decisions. Claiming that, "the Trump death wish posts ALL come from Russian trolls", is simply unbelievable, and totally lacks credibility. No one is falling for your personal bias.

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San Francisco-based Twitter drew a line on caustic commentary after Trump's COVID-19 hospitalization Friday, telling users that expressing hope for the death of anyone violates policies against abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service.

Do turtles count as anyone?

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We still have laws against sedition, though using them in non-extreme cases might be tricky. Certainly people were aggressively vocal about Bush, about Obama, and now about Trump, may he live forever, but it is more admirable to be against policies rather than people’s existence in the grand scheme of things. Calling someone a jerk and calling for someone’s death are different. Twitter is within its rights to do this, and it will no doubt make for more pleasant reading.

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Twitter should be more focused on celebs who retweet things like dodgy videos from racist organizations. This is far more dangerous and corrosive than trashy wishes to see sick people die.

How about Twittering deleting both?

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