Twitter Left Up Ilhan Omar Death Threats So Law Enforcement Could Investigate

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BuzzFeed News— Questions have emerged on Capitol Hill about how Twitter handles death threats on its platform. View Entire Post ›

Mashable—Twitter allowed death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar to stay online so authorities could investigate them: report. President Donald Trump tweeted a video on Friday featuring out-of-context remarks from Rep. Ilhan Omar that she made during a civil rights speech edited together with graphic footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As a result of the President's inflammatory tweet, the number of death threats directed at Rep. Omar skyrocketed over the course of the weekend. Cybersecurity expert Chad Loder says he was able to identify hundreds of direct threats against the congresswoman, according to the...

the Guardian—Ilhan Omar: man arrested after he made death threat – then left contact details. Patrick Carlineo Jr called Minnesota congresswoman a terroristCaller then ‘spelled his name’ and gave information to stafferA western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill US representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Related: Jeff Flake reveals he has received threats from Trump supporters Continue reading—He easily found hundreds of death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar. He wants Twitter to stop them.. “If it’s possible for me, as a single guy working for a couple hours over the weekend to put a little search dashboard together, to find huge numbers of death threats against Ilhan Omar, there is no reason why Twitter couldn’t do the same thing,” he said.