Twitter and Facebook are on this one together, Wishing or hoping serious harm on a person or group of people is not going to be allowed o their platforms.
Twitter has that, it does not tolerate content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against an individual or group of people. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Hoping that someone dies as a result of a serious disease e.g., “I hope you get cancer and die.”
- Wishing for someone to fall victim to a serious accident e.g., “I wish that you would get run over by a car next time you run your mouth.”
- Saying that a group of individuals deserves serious physical injury e.g., “If this group of protesters don’t shut up, they deserve to be shot.”
In a more recent tweet we have seem more clarifications from twitter communications that “tweets that wishes or hope fr death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against “anyone” are not allowed and will need to be removed, this does not automatically mean suspension.
tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed. this does not automatically mean suspension. https://t.co/lQ8wWGL2y0 https://t.co/P2vGfUeUQf— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) October 2, 2020
Also, Facebook is doing a similar route by saying that could say you wish the president dies as long as you don’t tag him.
To be clear, we're removing death threats or content targeted directly at the president wishing him death, including comments on his posts or his page – in addition to content tagging him.— Liz Bourgeois (@Liz_Shepherd) October 2, 2020
This whole policies are becoming active now in the event of President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19 and a lot of people who do not like him are beginning to wish him death, and the platforms will not support such acts.
We wish that the President gets well soon.