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Twitter doesn’t ban user who pledges to kill Trump

(Pinterest)

(Pinterest)

Twitter is famous for banning anyone they believe exhibits abusive behavior including direct or indirect violent threats, promoting terrorism, hateful conduct, and/or harassment. Obviously, it doesn’t matter what you do if you are directing the abuse to President Trump.

A user named John Silva from Chandler, Arizona created an account in January dedicated to assassinating Trump.

The picture used in his banner is of Trump on the floor with gun shot wounds to his chest and head. His first tweet was on February 27th read “#killTrump doing it tonight!!!” Another tweet followed just three days later with “Just kidding. Doing it soon though.”

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Later on that day he continued to tweet pictures of high power guns posted on Calguns.net with the hashtag #KillTrump and #KillPence.

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The photographs weren’t taken by “John Silva, ” and he may very likely not even own the weapons. Nonetheless, it speaks volumes that Twitter would ban people like Milo Yiannopoulos for making a joke about Leslie Jones, but not an unknown account who tweets about murdering the President of the United States.

 


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