Is Twitter trolling Donald Trump? A Twitter search for “Hitler” shows @RealDonaldTrump’s account as the first result both both for both computer and mobile results.
But don’t take our word for it — try it yourself.
TheWrap discovered the oddity a day after Twitter admitted that a rogue employee had deleted the president profile for 11 minutes Thursday.
A spokesperson for Twitter declined to comment on the “Hitler” search result, but a person familiar with the matter attributed the result to an “organic issue” and not a deliberate decision by the company.
The company initially said the deletion of Trump’s account was human error, before admitting that it was intentional.
The “Hitler” results and the account deactivation play into accusations from conservatives that the social network is biased towards liberals and routinely holds them to a lower standard of content.
“I have been inundated on Twitter with bloggers threatening to kill me, my wife my kids and even my dogs yet Twitter seems unconcerned about that,” Trump adviser Roger Stone told TheWrap shortly after he was suspended from the platform. He added that the company was part of an “effort to silence conservative voices.”
Conservatives and others have also long complained about the difficulty of getting verified on Twitter. The social network still refuses to grant the coveted blue check to Julian Assange — who has responded by affixing his own faux-verification blue diamond emoji to his account.
Even if the result is due to an “organic issue” — it seems hard to believe the company couldn’t fix the issue if it wanted to.