A quick Twitter search of their names followed by “hang for treason” results in tweets from users calling for the deaths of the congresswomen.
“I hope you both hang for TREASON!” one user tweeted in reference to Tlaib and Omar.
“@IlhanMN you should be tried for treason and i hope they hang you,” tweeted another.
The policy highlighted by Twitter’s press shop on Friday is not a new one. But tweets that violate Twitter’s rules are often missed or not removed by the company, as CNN regularly reports.
“At Twitter, it is our top priority to improve the health of the public conversation, and that includes ensuring the safety of people who use our service. Abuse and harassment have no place on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson told CNN.
“Our policies — which apply to everyone, everywhere — are clear: We do not tolerate content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against an individual or group of people. If we identify accounts that violate these rules, we will take enforcement action.”