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He tweeted everything Trump spewed on Twitter as an experiment. Got suspended in 3 days.

With Trump consistently disregarding even the pretense of diplomacy and political correctness, Twitter often finds itself under fire for never taking action against his problematic tweets.

He tweeted everything Trump spewed on Twitter as an experiment. Got suspended in 3 days.
Image Source: President Donald Trump waits on the rooftop of the Operational Building at NASA on May 30, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images) (R) Twitter/@SuspendThePres

Donald Trump's reckless and at times world war provocative tweeting habits have long been a matter of both concern and ridicule. Although many hoped against hope that perhaps—just perhaps—the former businessman would give late-night social media ramblings a rest upon entering the White House, history has proven otherwise. In fact, things have only gone downhill at warp speed over the course of his presidency. With him consistently disregarding even the pretense of diplomacy and political correctness, Twitter often finds itself under fire for never taking action against his problematic tweets. Does Twitter, like Melania, not care?



 

Well, one guy set out to find out just how much of a leeway Twitter has been giving the President and put into motion an intriguing social experiment. The Twitter profile Will they suspend me? came into being to determine whether it actually is possible for someone who's not the President of the United States to get away with the tweets Trump posts. This account will tweet what the President tweets. Let’s see if it gets suspended for violating Twitter's TOS. Follow along with this social experiment. Report any tweets that violate the rules. Thank you, the profile tweeted on May 30.



 

For 3 days the account tweeted everything the President tweeted: word for word. It bashed the demonstrators calling for justice for George Floyd, it took swipes at the Democratic party, it blamed the "fake media" for something, called Antifa a terrorist organization, referred to protestors as "thugs," and issued a blatant threat of gun violence against them. You know, the one where he quoted the infamous phrase from racist 1960s Miami police chief Walter Headley: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." The tweet that finally forced Twitter to add a warning to the President's original tweet.



 

Will they suspend me? kept it up for roughly 68 hours before the microblogging platform suspended the account for 12 hours. Revealing himself to be the brains behind the Trump twitter 2.0 profile, user Bizarre Lazar broke the news of the suspension in a tweet which reads: Experiment Update - Well it finally happened. Took longer than expected. 12-hour suspension and had to delete the offending tweet. Here’s the screenshots @suspendthepres. Will post to the account when suspension is lifted.



 

Other Twitter users commended the profile for exposing the extremely low standard to which Trump is held and called out the hypocrisy of not taking stricter action against his account. 



 



 



 



 

Will they suspend me? got right back to business following the 12-hour suspension. Experiment Update - Account just now coming off a 12-hour suspension. Took roughly 68 hours for Twitter to suspend me. The violating tweet has been deleted. Twitter's reasoning for the violation? Glorifying violence. Experiment will continue. DMs will remain open. Thank you, a tweet from the profile stated. 



 



 

Speaking to Mashable about his social experiment, Bizarre Lazar said: "I wanted to see for myself if he was indeed violating [Twitter's terms of service]. Figured what better way to test out the hypothesis than to see if they suspended me for the exact same language." As for why Twitter refuses to suspend Trump's account in a similar manner, apparently the company has taken the stance that "it may be in the public's interest" for the President's tweets to stay up irrespective of their incendiary or harmful nature.



 

"I believe we as a free society which is more and more dependent on social media to gather our information are responsible for holding our elected officials accountable for the content they put out there," said Lazar. "Social media platforms themselves have the same responsibilities however they can be hamstrung by certain limitations. In a world leader's case, Twitter makes the argument that their content is important to be able be viewed regardless of its content to further national interest in the conversation. While I don’t disagree with that statement I feel we should also know if that content would otherwise violate a platform's [terms of service]."

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