REPORT: Twitter apologizes after vile anti-Trump hashtag trends in Turkey

OCTOBER 8, 2019

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Twitter removed the phrase “Mahvolursun Trump,” which roughly translates into “Die Trump,” after it briefly trended in Turkey Monday.

Sunday night, the White House announced it would be removing remaining U.S. forces from Syria’s northern border, a move the fulfills one of Trump’s campaign promises but also leaves the Kurds, an essential U.S. ally in fighting ISIS, vulnerable to an attack from Turkey.

The article goes on to state the following:

“This phrase should not have appeared in trends, and we’re sorry for this mistake,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill. “At times, we do prevent certain content from trending and we have now done so with this trend.”

Th hashtag had started trending after President Trump tweeted the following warning, threatening to “obliterate the Economy of Turkey” if they harmed the Kurds.

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