Twitter says President Trump’s latest anti-media tweet doesn’t violate its rules.
Twitter told CNN on Sunday that the company reviewed the tweet, which features a WWE video that has been edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face.
Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted and the lack of details in the tweet itself.
According to its rules, Twitter may suspend an account for a number of reasons, including if the user makes violent threats; attacks people based on race, religion, gender and more; or engages “in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.”
Last week, Trump lashed out at MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. He called Brzezinski “crazy” and Scarborough “psycho.”
Trump also claimed that he once denied to meet with Brezezinski because “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
That also elicited an outpouring of voices calling for the @realDonaldTrump handle to be banned.
Trump has defended his social media tactics. Last week he brushed off criticism that he isn’t acting “presidential.”
“My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!” he wrote Saturday.