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Twitter Declares It Will Censor Trump's Tweets Ahead of 2020 Election

•, Steve Watson

Twitter has declared that it will limit the reach of President Trump's tweets ahead of the 2020 election as campaigning amps up.

The social media platform, which has come under fire recently for silencing prominent conservative voices online, notes that it will begin using algorithms to "down-rank" tweets by politicians which 'violate' their rules.

The Washington Post reported that such tweets by all verified political candidates and government officials with over 100,000 followers will be tagged with a label:

Before users can view the language in newly flagged tweets, they will need to click on a screen that says, "The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this Tweet. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain available."

The company also said it will set up a special team tasked with enforcing the policy, and the notification label would appear only on rare occasions.