<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="President Trump targeted Twitter (TWTR) with an executive order focused on ‘online censorship’ on Thursday. The President also said made sure to note it would apply "whether you’re looking at Google, whether you’re looking at Facebook and perhaps others."” data-reactid=”16″>President Trump targeted Twitter (TWTR) with an executive order focused on ‘online censorship’ on Thursday. The President also said made sure to note it would apply “whether you’re looking at Google, whether you’re looking at Facebook and perhaps others.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Then, early Friday morning, Trump tweeted about the protests in Minneapolis. While talking about the federal government’s role, he wrote that “[a]ny difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”” data-reactid=”17″>Then, early Friday morning, Trump tweeted about the protests in Minneapolis. While talking about the federal government’s role, he wrote that “[a]ny difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

The company quickly placed a warning label on the tweet saying it “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.” The tweet remains viewable but with a warning, per Twitter’s rules about leaving up tweets from public figures.

US President Donald Trump speaks as US Attorney General William Barr listens before signing an executive order on social-media companies in the Oval Office of the White House on May, 28, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)US President Donald Trump speaks as US Attorney General William Barr listens before signing an executive order on social-media companies in the Oval Office of the White House on May, 28, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on social-media companies at the White House. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s worth noting that Trump has also pushed an identical message on other social media platforms where, in another example of the differing ways that social media giants are handling controversial messages, they remain available with no special warning.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The president’s Instagram post went up overnight shortly after the tweet. This morning, it has no special warning and has over 250,000 likes. Instagram is owned by Facebook (FB).” data-reactid=”32″>The president’s Instagram post went up overnight shortly after the tweet. This morning, it has no special warning and has over 250,000 likes. Instagram is owned by Facebook (FB).

Trump also posted the message to Facebook itself where, likewise, it remains up without any special labeling.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Another platform where the Trump often posts screenshots of his tweets is his Snapchat account (SNAP) but, as of about 9 a.m., the president had not added the Minneapolis message to Snapchat.” data-reactid=”38″>Another platform where the Trump often posts screenshots of his tweets is his Snapchat account (SNAP) but, as of about 9 a.m., the president had not added the Minneapolis message to Snapchat.

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Facebook’s approach” data-reactid=”39″>Facebook’s approach

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and CEO, has talked in recent days about how his company approaches controversial posts differently.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“We have a different policy I think than Twitter on this” he said in a Fox News interview saying “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online.”” data-reactid=”41″>“We have a different policy I think than Twitter on this” he said in a Fox News interview saying “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online.”

He added, “I certainly think our policies have distinguished us from some of the other tech companies in terms of being stronger on free expression and giving people a voice than a lot of others out there.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Trump has noted (on both Twitter and Facebook) Zuckerberg’s comments with seeming approval.” data-reactid=”43″>Trump has noted (on both Twitter and Facebook) Zuckerberg’s comments with seeming approval.

On Friday morning, the official White House Twitter account tweeted Trump’s message that had earned a warning label.

In the first 40 minutes after it was posted, that tweet had not yet earned the same warning from Twitter.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ben Werschkul is a producer for Yahoo Finance in Washington, DC.” data-reactid=”50″>Ben Werschkul is a producer for Yahoo Finance in Washington, DC.

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