Twitter apologizes for saying mailbomber's threats didn't violate its rules

Twitter has apologized for failing to delete a violent threat sent to political analyst Rochelle Ritchie by Cesar Sayoc Jr. The tweet in question was finally removed, along with the rest of Sayoc's suspected Twitter activity, after he was charged with multiple felonies related to mailbombs send to high-profile Trump critics.

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Rochelle Ritchie, a "moderate Democrat" strategist and talking head, was threatened on Twitter by the account linked to suspected mailbomber Cesar Sayoc Jr. She complained about it to Twitter, and Twitter told her to go pound sand.

Hey @Twitter remember when I reported the guy who was making threats towards me after my appearance on @FoxNews and you guys sent back a bs response about how you didn’t find it that serious. Well guess what it’s the guy who has been sending #bombs to high profile politicians!!!!

I don't know anything about Ritchie's politics you can't read from her personal profiles, but anyone left of Mussolini who goes on Fox News nowadays is sticking their neck out in a way we don't generally appreciate.

Rochelle Ritchie complained about suspected mailbomber's threat .

Update: Statement from Twitter. This post originally had the headline "Rochelle Ritchie complained about suspected mailbomber's threat . Twitter said they didn't violate Twitter's rules" Read the rest

Cesar Sayoc Jr., Florida man, arrested in pipe bomb case; van with 'right wing paraphernalia' seized

The U.S. Justice Department told reporters today that a man in South Florida is in custody in connection with mailing of pipe bombs to political opponents of Donald Trump. Read the rest

Official: Explosive devices sent to Trump critics are consistent with online bomb-making designs

The FBI is treating the serial bomber who sent explosives to critics of Donald Trump as domestic terrorism. There are a lot of bomb-making HOWTOs on the internet, and instructions for how to make improvised explosive devices have long been available online. Now, a federal agent says the perpetrator behind the 10 “suspicious packages” used bomb-making instructions that are “widely available” online. Read the rest