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    A tweet by President Donald Trump that Twitter had restricted because it broke its rules regarding "glorifying violence" during nationwide protests has been retweeted by the White House. In response to the worsening violence in Minneapolis in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, Trump tweeted on Friday: "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen." "Just spoke to [Minnesota] Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way," Trump wrote. "Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts." The twitter page of US President Donald Trump's is displayed on a mobile phone in Vaasa, Finland, on May 29, 2020. It was flagged by Twitter as "glorifying violence" but has been retweeted by the White House. OLIVIER MORIN/Getty Images Around an...
    The White House on Friday pushed back against Twitter after the social media giant censored a tweet by President Trump threatening action against rioters in Minneapolis -- with Trump accusing the company of double standards, as his team moved to get around Twitter's restrictions. “Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!” Trump tweeted. TWITTER CENSORS TRUMP'S MINNEAPOLIS TWEET FOR 'GLORIFYING VIOLENCE'  On Friday the morning, White House’s official Twitter account responded by reposting the censored tweet in full -- and, at the of time of writing, it has not been re-censored by Twitter. Trump and Twitter had sparred a day earlier when the company slapped a warning label on a Trump tweet about voter fraud....
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is glad Twitter added a "get the facts" warning after President Trump tweeted about mail-in voting but claimed Twitter and Facebook are still being too soft on the president. Pelosi said she still wants to see the social media networks do more, including removing other comments made by the president. ZUCKERBERG KNOCKS TWITTER FOR FACT-CHECKING TRUMP, SAYS PRIVATE COMPANIES SHOULDN'T BE 'THE ARBITER OF TRUTH' "It’s outrageous, but it’s an outrageous situation," Pelosi said at a Thursday press conference. "While Twitter is putting up its fact-check under what the president says about voting, it still won’t take off the misrepresentations the president’s putting out there." Pelosi said that Twitter's treatment of the president "seems to be very selective," before going on a tirade against social media companies in general, and Facebook in particular. "Facebook, all of them, they’re all about making money," she said. "Their business model is...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The White House has decided against releasing a new round of updated economic projections this summer in an unprecedented move as the country continues to reel financially from the coronavirus-spurred downturn. The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the internal White House economic team, will not send out their projections this summer – despite assurances from a number of top Trump administration advisers that the economy will swiftly recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The numbers are normally produced jointly by the Office of Management and Budget, CEA and Treasury Department. “It is foolish to demand such a forecast simply because that is business as usual, particularly when that forecast may mislead the public,” one administration official familiar with the decision told the Hill. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The news that no...