The messaging service Snapchat will temporarily not show the account of US President Donald trump in the “Interesting” section because of his statements on Twitter about the readiness to use force against protesters in connection with the death of African-American George Floyd. This was reported by Axios portal with reference to a representative of the service.
According to representatives of the service, the account of the head of the White house will not be temporarily promoted, due to the fact that Snapchat does not want to amplify voices that incite racial violence and injustice, giving them the opportunity to freely distribute on the Internet. At the same time, the trump account itself and all the materials in it are still available for viewing by users of the service.
Earlier, trump wrote on Twitter that he would send National guard soldiers to Minneapolis if the city’s mayor did not take control of the situation with riots that arose after the death of African-American George Floyd.
The head of the White house also wrote that “we will take (the situation) under control, but when looting begins, shooting begins.” Later, the social network marked trump’s message as violating the company’s rules on the glorification of violence. The President’s tweet is hidden and can only be read by clicking on the message from the site administration.
Last week, riots broke out in Minneapolis after the death of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd. Three police officers threw him to the pavement and held him for more than eight minutes. One of them squeezed Floyd’s neck, and he later died in intensive care from asphyxia. The police officers involved were fired, and one of them was charged with negligent homicide.
Currently, rallies and pogroms are taking place not only in Minneapolis, but also in other major cities of the United States.
US President Donald trump’s criticize state governors for their weak response to the protests and demanded that they respond to the pogroms with force. He ordered additional forces to be sent to suppress the rallies and called the riots acts of domestic terrorism.