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Twitter: No Warning on Misleading Viral Photo of Minneapolis Cop at Trump Rally

Added 05-28-20 08:47:01pm EST - “False claims that Derek Chauvin was on stage at a Trump rally went viral? and have not been moderated by Twitter.” -


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From “Twitter: No Warning on Misleading Photo of MN Cop at Trump Rally”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll confirmed on Wednesday that Derek Chauvin — the officer caught on tape resting his full weight on Minnesota man George Floyd’s neck shortly before he died — was not on stage at an October campaign rally held by President Donald Trump.

Despite Twitter’s new approach to “fact-checking” their content, false claims that Chauvin was on stage at a Trump rally went viral and have not been moderated by the platform at the time of this writing. Minneapolis Police Union President Lieutenant Bob Kroll verified that the officer pictured was not Chauvin.

Twitter has, and continues to, allow the content to circulate its platform — even by verified users. Despite their new commitment to verifying information, there is no “get the facts” link on the tweets, as has been famously applied to President Donald Trump. They were significantly slower to do the same to China.

Is that Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis cop who choked #GeorgeFloyd to death on video in the front row of a Trump MAGA rally?

Fiction author Don Winslow’s message does not yet feature a “get the facts” label, despite being highlighted in a fact check by the far-left website Snopes. Though Winslow frames the identification as a question, he has not deleted the misleading post even after fact-checkers have given a definitive answer.


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