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Twitter: Verified Users Wish Death On Trump, Violating Platform’s Rules

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Twitter allowed wishes of death against President Donald Trump from its verified leftist users to stay on the platform Friday morning after the President announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus. Twitter clearly states that “hoping that someone dies as a result of a serious disease” is a violation of the platform’s terms of service, but has not taken widespread action against its “blue check” users.

“It’s been against my moral identity to tweet this for the past four years, but, I hope he dies,” tweeted Zara Rahim, a former national spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Obama White House staffer. The tweet was initially highlighted by conservative producer and direction Robby Starbuck. This was just one prominent example of Twitter verified users wishing death on Trump. Some have deleted their comments and others have set their accounts private as a result of backlash.

She tried to delete her horrible tweet but @ZaraRahim is a communications person so she knows, the internet is forever. After finding out Trump had coronavirus, the former Obama WH staffer and Clinton National Spokeswoman tweeted “I hope he dies”.

Starbuck noted how the tweets violate Twitter’s rules. “‘Wishing, hoping or calling for serious harm on a person or a group of people’ is a major violation of Twitter’s terms of service,”

“Let’s see if [Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey] and @Twitter enforce this on all the leftists wishing, hoping and calling for serious harm to President Trump,” he added.

“Wishing, hoping or calling for serious harm on a person or a group of people” is a major violation of Twitter’s terms of service. Let’s see if @Jack and @Twitter enforce this on all the leftists wishing, hoping and calling for serious harm to President Trump. Here’s their rule. pic.twitter.com/XK4pUDKb0o

Twitter’s rules regarding abusive behavior state that that the platform does “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,’” the Twitter Rules further clarify. But the rules didn’t stop a long list of verified accounts contributing their hopes that the President dies.

“I hope he suffers through this and dies as he’s losing on election night,” tweeted Lisa Curry.

I hope he suffers through this and dies as he’s losing on election night.

“I hope they die!” tweeted a musical started known as Must Die.

“I ONLY EVER WANTED YOU TO SUFFER,” added the entertainer.

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