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1554240cookie-checkTwitter Deletes President Jair Bolsonaro’s Tweets For Violating Public Health Rules

Twitter Deletes President Jair Bolsonaro’s Tweets For Violating Public Health Rules

Big Tech is now officially overstepping government broadcast of information, as they’ve opted to delete posts that they don’t want the public seeing. In this case, two of the tweets from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were deleted for violating their rules regarding the safety of public health.

Bolsonaro’s tweets featured the President meeting and greeting with people, shaking their hands. The two tweets that were deleted were originally posted on March 29th, 2020. If you attempt to view the tweets, you’ll be met with the following notice.


The tweets that were deleted featured President Bolsonaro visiting Taguatinga and Sobradinho in Brazil.

The two videos were also uploaded to YouTube, which you can view below.

Twitter has no further information about why the tweets were deleted, and will only take you to their guidelines and rules page to explain why a tweet might be deleted.

However, according to Conexao Politica, they explain that even though Twitter doesn’t explain why they deleted the tweet, the social media company recently updated their policies regarding public safety regarding a health crisis.

As they explained in the article…

“The social network did not say which specific points in the images of the posts led to the exclusion, but said it recently announced worldwide expansion of banning rules to tweets that are against public health and that are being guided by official sources and that can put people at greater risk of transmitting the coronavirus.”

A big tech company stepping in to censor public information put out by the President might look like some form of interference or disruption.

They noted in the article that the Secretary of Communication has yet to respond to the censorship, but the videos are still available on President Bolsonaro’s YouTube and Facebook page as noted above.

(Thanks for the news tip Lucky Pal)

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