The four progressive Democratic congresswomen, who have been a target of death threats on social media, are questioning Twitter’s effort to protect President Donald Trump from malicious statements during his battle with COVID-19.
Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley, otherwise known as “The Squad,” notes they didn’t receive the same considerations Twitter is holding for Trump amid his COVID-19 diagnosis. The social media platform reiterated its policy against death threats after the President became ill.
“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 stated.
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
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) October 2, 2020