November 9 (Businesshala) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) added a warning label to an anime video shared by US Republican lawmaker Paul Goser on Tuesday, showing him waving swords at President Joe Biden and Democratic Congressman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez is shown murdered.
Twitter said the video violated its “hateful conduct” policy and restricted engagement with the tweet, blocking the ability to like, reply to or retweet it.
However, the social media giant said in a notification attached above the tweet that it had determined “it may be in the public interest to keep the tweet accessible.”
“As is standard with this notice, engagement with the Tweet will be limited,” Twitter said in an email.
A representative for Gosar did not immediately respond to a Businesshala request for comment.
The 90-second video shared by Gosar on Sunday appears to be an altered version of a Japanese animated series and has been mixed with real-life footage of US Border Patrol officers cornering migrants at the US-Mexico border.
The manipulated video has been widely condemned by prominent politicians and social media users.
Ocasio-Cortez has a . replied with Twitter The thread noted the video posted by a “creepy member I work with” and said it expected no results for Goser from the Republican leader of the House of Representatives.
“This man shouldn’t be serving in Congress,” said Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar. “Fantasyizing about violent attacks on our allies has no place in our political discourse and society.”