Donald Trump Is First Person To Appear When You Search ‘Loser’ On Twitter
The search result seems to have occurred following the news that Trump lost the US election to Democrat Biden.
So, anyone searching 'loser' and then hitting the 'People' tab would be greeted with Trump's profile - but it's not a case of the social media platform trolling the POTUS.
In a statement to the Mirror, Twitter explained that the results are automatic and are based on what people are searching for.
Twitter explained: "If an account is mentioned often alongside certain terms, they can become algorithmically surfaced together as an association. These associations are temporal and ever changing based on how people tweet."
And that's not the only thing that Twitter is doing that might leave Trump fuming, because if you find his most recent tweet - which reads: "I WON THIS ELECTON, BY A LOT!" - you'll see, like several other of his tweets from the past few days, it's been slapped with a warning by Twitter that says: "Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted."
I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2020
If you click on that, you'll go through to a Twitter event titled: "Joe Biden is the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election". Ouch.
All of this comes after it was revealed that Twitter could actually ban Trump when he's no longer president.
Over the past few days - as counting in the election got underway - Trump has had several of his tweets slapped with notes that they could be 'misleading' or 'disputed'.
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Trump has repeatedly violated a Twitter policy that prohibits users from interfering in elections. That Civic Integrity Process asserts that any Twitter user 'may not use Twitter's services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.'
However, up until now, he's qualified for exemption from some of the rules that others have to abide by, simply because he is the President of the United States of America.
But as he's now set to lose his position, his account would fall outside of the 'world leader' exemption and outside Twitter's terms of public interest.
To meet the 'public interest' policy the person who holds the account must meet three criteria - they must have more than 100,000 followers, be a verified account, and perform some kind of governmental or elected role.
Twitter has already showed it's cracking down, having permanently banned conspiracy theorist David Icke recently, as well as previously getting rid of Katie Hopkins and Milo Yiannopoulos.
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