Twitter forced to apologize after anti-Trump threat was allowed to trend

The world of American social media ins’t a place for the meek or timid.  At times, it is little more than a typhoon of slurs and curses the likes of which make us physically flinch.

The anonymity and/or distance of the internet has made us callous, and willing to say things to one another that would never have crossed our minds within each other’s company, where you can see that this is a real, live person, just like you are.

On Twitter, this lack of human interaction is weaponized by the idea of “trending”, where the conversations that are rapidly increasing in scope are suddenly thrust ever further into the fuel.  Then, BOOM, the whole world is talking about one thing.

Today, Twitter allowed something truly heinous to hit the “trending” space.

Twitter apologized on Monday for briefly allowing the phrase “Mahvolursun Trump,” which roughly translates as “Die Trump” to trend in Turkey.

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

The phrase began to trend after Turkish Twitter users reacted with anger to President Donald Trump’s promise to “totally destroy and obliterate the economy of Turkey” if the country did anything “off-limits” following the U.S. pullout from Northern Syria.

Twitter and a plethora of other social media platforms have come under scrutiny as of late, due to their over censorship of American conservative voices.

The app recently caused a stir by removing a popular post by President Trump, albeit at the behest of Warner Bros. Records on a copyright claim.