Twitter is facing backlash after users complained that posts about Breonna Taylor were being deleted while posts calling to “burn down” Louisville have neither been flagged nor removed.
Users expressed anger, frustration and sadness on the social media platform Wednesday following a Jefferson County, Kentucky, grand jury decision to indict one of three officers involved in the drug operation that led to Taylor’s shooting with a $15,000 bail.
Some users noted that posts about Taylor were being removed or accounts tweeting about her and the court decision were being locked or suspended.
Twitter’s support team tweeted Wednesday that “a number of accounts … have been locked or limited by mistake and not because they Tweeted about any particular topic.” The website noted that some accounts were also mistakenly suspended and fixed the error.
“We’re sorry this happened in the first place,” the platform tweeted.
While some tweets were being deleted and accounts were being suspended, tweets calling to “burn down” Lousiville went unflagged; the phrase “burn Louisville” was listed in Twitter’s “Trending in the United States” section on Wednesday…Read more>>