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LeBron James’s tweet was not flagged by Twitter for policy violations when Trump accused the NBA star of ‘racist statements’


Superstar LeBron James’s “YOU’RE NEXT” threatening tweet was not flagged by Twitter for violating his policies – with Trump describing the post as “racist”.

LeBron sent a tweet – there’s a photo of Colombian, Ohio, white, policeman Nicolas Reardon – after the police shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant on Tuesday.

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Former President Donald Trump criticized NBA superstar Lebron James as “racist” when he considered the police shooting and killing Ma’Khia Bryant
LeBron said he removed the threatening tweet because it was 'used to create more hatred'

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LeBron said he removed the threatening tweet because it was ‘used to create more hatred’Credit: Twitter

But the deletion was not driven by any outrage by Twitter’s frequent censors, which popped out on Friday.

That’s though the platform has been suspended or banned from accounts like former President Trump.

“Our teams are unable to evaluate deleted Tweets because they no longer exist on the service,” according to email responses received by The Washington Times.

Based on Twitter’s own policy Account holders are prohibited from using the language in the “Violence” section to “threaten violence against an individual or group of people. We also prohibit the praise of violence”.

And under the subheading “Hateful Behavior”, users are warned not to “incite violence against, threaten or harass others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability, or serious illness. “

The tweet featured former President Donald Trump calling James’s rhetoric “racist.”

Selfie of Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who was killed by police guns while she was reportedly swinging a knife at the two on April 20

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Selfie of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, who was killed by police guns while she was reportedly swinging a knife at the two on April 20Credit: AP
LeBron James made a ruckus after posting and then deleted a tweet featuring a photo of Ohio police who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant

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LeBron James caused a ruckus after posting and then deleted a tweet featuring a photo of Ohio police who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia BryantCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Twitter suspended accounts of people violating its policies, including former President Donald Trump

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Twitter suspended accounts of people violating its policies, including former President Donald TrumpCredit: Reuters
President Trump tore LeBron James for his tweet after a Columbus, Ohio policeman shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

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President Trump tore LeBron James for his tweet after a Columbus, Ohio policeman shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.Credit: Twitter

“His criticism of RACIST is divisive, offensive, insulting and demeaning,” said the statement on Thursday.

“He may be a great basketball player, but he does nothing to bring our country together!”

The company’s neutral stance in James’s case has led some to call Twitter hypocrisy.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blew up Twitter’s attempt to enforce the puzzling rule.

“Twitter is absolutely arbitrary in the way it handles this,” Cruz told Fox News. “And that’s really the whole point. They have power. They are black boxes. “

Kenny Webster, a conservative radio presenter condemns what he sees as unfair treatment, according to The Washington Times.

“I got Twitter suspended for sharing a news story about a BLM leader buying expensive homes,” “Why isn’t LeBron blamed for trying to kill a police officer?

He also retweeted @ KIR_bigg50, who boasts more than 20,000 followers, asking Twitter to take action against James.

Man tweet reads.

“Lebron James deserves all the smoke he’s about to get and Twitter needs feedback.”

Brouhaha about James’s suspicious tweet that occurred when he posted a photo of Ohio police Nicholas Reardon, who allegedly shot Bryant with the caption: “YOU ARE NEXT” and a hashtag: “#ACCOUNTABILITY”

Tensions became tense on Tuesday, after former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd last year.

MVP of LA Lakers, who boasts almost 50 million Twitter followers, finally taking the tweet down before declaring it “used to cause more hatred.”



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