Alex Stein

Sensitive Filter

Twitter censors Alex Stein video:  Media personality Alex Stein tweeted, "Dontarius Vs Ukrainian Protesters." A video of Stein interviewing Ukrainian protesters accompanied the tweet. Twitter labeled the post as sensitive content and applied an interstitial that said, "The following media includes potentially sensitive content." The platform required users to click through the filter in order to see what the user tweeted. Stein appealed Twitter's decision and Twitter removed the warning according to a purported screenshot shared by Stein. However, the interstitial still covered the video at the time of publication.