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Eric Trump accuses Twitter of trying to censor him

  • Eric Trump tweeted on Friday about the latest jobs report with the caption 'Jobs Jobs Jobs!!!' and included three American flag emojis
  • The tweet included another Twitter user's post that included Drudge Report link about the unemployment data
  • The 33-year-old's tweet was hidden for some viewers behind a Twitter warning
  • Eric posted a screenshot of his earlier tweet demanding to know why he was being censored 
  • Twitter declined to comment about Eric's claims 

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:48 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 00:51 EDT, 5 August 2017

President Donald Trump's son Eric has accused Twitter of censoring his tweets. 

Eric had tweeted on Friday about the latest jobs report from the Labor Department with the caption 'Jobs Jobs Jobs!!!' and included three American flag emojis. 

The tweet included another Twitter user's post that included Drudge Report link about the unemployment data.

But the 33-year-old's tweet was hidden for some viewers behind a Twitter warning.

President Donald Trump's son Eric has accused Twitter of censoring his tweets after he tweeted on Friday about the latest jobs report
President Donald Trump's son Eric has accused Twitter of censoring his tweets after he tweeted on Friday about the latest jobs report

President Donald Trump's son Eric has accused Twitter of censoring his tweets after he tweeted on Friday about the latest jobs report

'This tweet is not available because it includes potentially sensitive content,' the warning read.

Eric, the president's third child, posted a screenshot of his earlier tweet demanding to know why he was being censored. 

'@Twitter Why are my tweets about jobs and the economy being censored? #Interesting,' he tweeted. 

Twitter declined to comment about Eric's claims, according to The Hill. 

Eric was quickly mocked online with one Twitter user saying it was because his tweets weren't 'accurate'.  

Twitter recently introduced new safety features to combat abuse, which means some accounts are now deemed 'sensitive'.

Their content is sometimes blocked to some users unless they click through to view the entire tweet.

Drudge Report, the account that Eric had retweeted, is marked as a sensitive account. Twitter users can update their settings to ensure they can see all tweets. It explains why some users could see Eric's tweets without any issues and others could not. 

Eric, the president's third child, posted a screenshot of his earlier tweet demanding to know why he was being censored
Eric, the president's third child, posted a screenshot of his earlier tweet demanding to know why he was being censored

Eric, the president's third child, posted a screenshot of his earlier tweet demanding to know why he was being censored

His tweet included another Twitter user's post that included Drudge Report link about the unemployment data (pictured right). The tweet was hidden for some viewers behind a Twitter warning (pictured left)

Eric was quickly mocked online with one Twitter user saying it was because his tweets weren't 'accurate'
Eric was quickly mocked online with one Twitter user saying it was because his tweets weren't 'accurate'

Eric was quickly mocked online with one Twitter user saying it was because his tweets weren't 'accurate'

Eric had also re-tweeted one of his father's tweets that read: 'Excellent Jobs Numbers just released - and I have only just begun. Many job stifling regulations continue to fall. Movement back to USA!' 

Trump took a victory lap on Friday following the release of new jobs numbers that showed US unemployment at a recent record low of just 4.3 per cent.

The overall unemployment rate has been on a downward slide since the end of Barack Obama's first year in office - eight years ago - when it peaked at 10 per cent.

Trump claimed during his campaign, with that number hovering around 5.5 per cent, that there were millions of 'hidden' unemployed Americans whom the government doesn't consider unemployed because they dropped out of the job market entirely.

The government measures those potential workers as part of a separate index that also includes people who are working part-time although they are looking for full-time employment.

That number hit 10.1 per cent on Friday, a 1.2 per cent increase from just a month ago.   

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate has been trending downward since just after Barack Obama's term in office began eight years ago
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate has been trending downward since just after Barack Obama's term in office began eight years ago

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate has been trending downward since just after Barack Obama's term in office began eight years ago

 
 

 

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