Twitter bans people wishing death on Trump, Dem. Congresswomen wonder where that policy was for them

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The congresswomen have complained about receiving threats on social media

On Friday, the four progressive congresswomen known as “The Squad” expressed bewilderment regarding Twitter’s new policy that bans from its platform anyone who wishes harm or death upon someone in light of President Donald Trump‘s COVID-19 diagnosis.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participate in a town hall hosted by the NAACP moderated by CNN Commentator Angela Rye, center, on September 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts have all complained about receiving threats on social media, but feel that Twitter has done little to protect them.

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As previously reported in theGrio, Twitter said in a statement: “Content that wishes, hopes, or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against an individual is against…


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