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Facebook has done nothing with a Trump post that threatens shooting Minneapolis protesters even as Twitter hides it for 'glorifying violence' (FB, TWTR)

Facebook has done nothing with a Trump post that threatens shooting Minneapolis protesters even as Twitter hides it for 'glorifying violence' (FB, TWTR)
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On Monday, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pinned him to the ground by the neck for several minutes during an arrest.




Following Floyd's death, protesters took to the streets and have continued protesting throughout the week. On Thursday night, a Minneapolis police station was set ablaze by protesters.




In a social media post on Friday morning, President Trump channeled a 1960s police chief whose harsh policing sparked riots in Miami. "When the looting starts, the shooting starts," Trump tweeted, and referred to the protesters as "thugs."




Trump posted the same message to his Twitter account and his Facebook account, but only one of the two services flagged his threat of violence as a violation of rules regarding user conduct: Twitter.




A note that reads "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence" is attached to Trump's message, and users must click through the warning to view what the tweet said.




Facebook has done nothing with the same message posted to its service.




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On May 25, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
A video of the officer with his knee pinned to Floyd's neck for several minutes was widely circulated, which captures Floyd pleading for his life before becoming unresponsive. "Please, please, please, I can't breathe," he says in the video. "Don't kill me."
Floyd died later that evening in medical care.
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