WASHINGTON — Twitter put an "abusive behavior" warning tag on President Donald Trump's tweet about the 'autonomous zone' that was being set up near the White House early Tuesday, which has now been cleared by D.C. Police.
President Donald Trump tweeted about the autonomous zone being set up in D.C. around 8:45 a.m., as part of a series of tweets in regards to D.C. and statues being taken down by protesters.
"There will never be an 'Autonomous Zone' in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!," the President tweeted.
"This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about abusive behavior. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible," is what the abusive behavior warning tag now says on the Tweet when it appears on the President's feed.
Overnight, around 4:30 a.m., WUSA9 reporter Matt Gregory was chased out of what some were calling "The Black House." He said five protesters told him they didn't want cameras in the area. This came after DC Public Works was interrupted doing its job by protesters that were still in the area.
By 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, D.C. Police moved into the area and started cleaning encampments, tents and gathering areas that had been set up by protesters and others gathered in the area.
This is not the first time that President Donald Trump has run into trouble with Twitter and had his content on the social media platform taken down or put a warning tag on.
Twitter blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president, one of its most widely followed users.
The company put a label on a video posted by the @TeamTrump account that said, “This media has been disabled in response to a claim by the copyright owner.” The video was still up on President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel and includes pictures of Floyd, whose death sparked widespread protests, at the start.
“Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” Twitter said in a statement. It did not say who made the complaint.
The owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, said that he doesn't agree with what Twitter did, and will not be doing the same on his platform, which has caused backlash from employees in his own office.