According to reports, Twitter is refusing to evaluate or act on LeBron James’ controversial tweet about the Ohio police officer who shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus earlier this week because the NBA player deleted the post.
“Our teams are unable to evaluate Tweets that have been deleted since they no longer exist on our service,” a Twitter spokesperson said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Despite also deleting his tweets following the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, former President Trump was not spared from temporary and permanent suspension on Twitter.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” a statement from Twitter read on January 8.
According to “The Twitter Rules,” users “may not threaten violence against an individual,” or “engage in the targeted harassment of