Secret Service dealing with over 12,000 tweets calling for Trump’s assassination

Radio Station Hacked, Profanity-laced Anti-Trump Song AiredIt’s no secret that liberals really want President Donald Trump to be murdered.  How bad do they want him killed?  If a report at Zero Hedge is any indication, pretty bad.  On Friday, the site said that the Secret Service is dealing with some 12,000 tweets calling for his assassination just in the days since his inauguration, citing a report at Mashable.

According to Mashable (Emphasis provided by Zero Hedge):

Former U.S. Secret Service special agent Tim Franklin, who is now a criminology and criminal justice professor of counterterrorism and cybercrimes at Arizona State University, said in a phone call Tuesday that “it’s the people who have a true and genuine intent to do harm that the Secret Service is worried about.”

That’s why one-off posts and people with no record of threatening messages tend to get passed over. He said the Secret Service is looking out for trends and consistent behavior, like the person who repeats their intent to kill the president over time. If someone has made threats in the past they are more likely to get investigated when they post another “Kill Trump”

“They’re not going to to beat down the door of everybody who makes a negative Twitter comment,” Franklin said, which may be a relief to anyone who tweeted an off-hand and not entirely serious death wish for the new president.

But for users who use certain language and specific details about the president, his location and how the assassination will happen, the Secret Service will likely take notice.

Keep in mind that this kind of rhetoric violates Twitter’s terms of service, but the site routinely turns a blind eye to it.  Others, however, have been banned simply for holding a conservative point of view.

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Mashable added:

On the platform side, Facebook and Twitter have policies in place to take down threatening posts. As Twitter said in an email statement, “The Twitter Rules prohibit threats of violence, and we will suspend accounts violating that policy.” Facebook similarly said under their “credible threats policy” they remove posts showing intent to kill the president.

Yet thousands of posts that use the words “kill” and “assassinate” remain up — most of them targeting the president no less. The platforms can’t seem to keep up with the influx of death threats and don’t seem to be upholding their own policies as strictly as they would like.

But heaven help you if you dare post a picture of an eagle superimposed on a U.S. flag

Zero Hedge noted:

But, we can certainly understand that Facebook and Twitter have a hard time keeping up with enforcing their own policies…censoring “fake news”, a.k.a. anything that is overly critical of Hillary Clinton, really is a full-time job.

As we’ve reported time and again, liberals have openly called for Trump’s murder in their ongoing effort to foment a second, bloody civil war.  What’s happening on social media should be seen as a warning to those protecting the president and those whose job it is to keep America safe.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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