Twitter Blocks 'Uncle Tim' from Trending Despite Allowing It to Trend After Rebuttal to Joe Biden

Twitter Blocks 'Uncle Tim' from Trending Despite Allowing It to Trend After Rebuttal to Joe Biden


Twitter has blocked Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) “Uncle Tim” trending topic Thursday after he delivered the rebuttal speech to President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

“This is in line with our policies on Trends… to promote healthy conversations on Twitter. This means that at times, we may not allow or may temporarily prevent content from appearing in Trends until more context is available,” the Twitter spokesperson told Fox News. “This includes Trends that violate The Twitter Rules.”

Fox News also asked Twitter “why it took so long to block a phrase that violated its policies,” but the Twitter spokesperson declined to say, only confirming they will be “blocking the phrase … from appearing in Trends.”

“Uncle Tim” is trending on Twitter right now because apparently it’s okay to use racist epithets as long as they’re directed at a Republican.

— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 29, 2021

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Scott delivered his rebuttal to Biden on Wednesday night,

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