Twitter allowed death threats against Rep. Ilhan Omar to stay online so authorities could investigate them: report

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President Donald Trump tweeted a video on Friday featuring out-of-context remarks from Rep. Ilhan Omar that she made during a civil rights speech edited together with graphic footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

As a result of the President's inflammatory tweet, the number of death threats directed at Rep. Omar skyrocketed over the course of the weekend. Cybersecurity expert Chad Loder says he was able to identify hundreds of direct threats against the congresswoman, according to the Washington Post.

Now, Buzzfeed reports that Twitter deliberately left many of those threatening tweets online so that law enforcement could investigate them. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter has been collaborating with Capitol Hill police to investigate many of the death threats since Friday. Read more...

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