Twitter has taken a hard stance against liberals who are publicly saying Donald Trump should die of COVID-19. Ever since the President was rushed to Walter Reed hospital after contracting the virus, the Left has done what it does best: spew hatred aimed at someone they hate. But Twitter has said “enough!” Now, liberals who publicly say Trump should die of COVID-19 (or for any reason) will find themselves with a suspension from the platform.
Though Twitter is typically lenient when enforcing this little-known rule, the social media platform does specifically outlaw language that wishes serious harm on anyone — whether it’s an individual like President Trump or a group of people like his supporters.
Wishing or hoping serious harm on a person or group of people
We do not tolerate content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against an individual or group of people. This includes, but is not limited to:
Hoping that someone dies as a result of a serious disease e.g., “I hope you get cancer and die.”
Wishing for someone to fall victim to a serious accident e.g., “I wish that you would get run over by a car next time you run your mouth.”
Saying that a group of individuals deserves serious physical injury e.g., “If this group of protesters don’t shut up, they deserve to be shot.”
Twitter clarified that any comments that meet that criteria — most comments liberals direct toward the President and his supporters — will “need to be removed” and could lead to suspension if the remark is serious enough.
Similarly, Facebook will be handling hateful remarks directed at the President. The company’s comms director, Liz Bourgeois, says that Facebook will remove death threats or comments wishing death on the President
Chinese-owned Tik Tok also made a surprising move in announcing that hateful remarks toward the President will not be tolerated. A spokesperson for Tik Tok told CBS that “content that wishes the death of any person, including the president, violates our community guidelines, and we remove such content as we become aware of it.”
President Trump’s health has been steadily improving since his diagnosis. While he was on supplemental oxygen for a brief time, his fever disappeared by Saturday. He no longer has shortness of breath and is able to walk without issues following two doses of Remdisivir. It’s unclear when he will be released from the hospital, but unlike the Left we will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.