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Trump's 'infested' tweets violate a very specific Twitter rule

Rachel Kraus
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Rats, rodents, maggots, crime. These words have literal meanings, but when they're used to describe specific places or groups, they take on something more.

It's something CNN anchor Victor Blackwell pointed out in a moving segment about Trump's racist use of the word "infested" in tweets — and also something that Twitter explicitly prohibits in its rules against "dehumanizing language." 

It's no secret that Trump walks all over Twitter's rules against racist verbal attacks — rules that Twitter neglects to enforce. But it's important to show the many ways the president normalizes creeping, dangerous discrimination, and Twitter's failure to stop him. Read more...

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