Some Twitter users have noticed that tweets opposing United Airlines' controversial removal of a passenger have occasionally disappeared from feeds without explanation. In certain cases, the tweets didn't even directly mention the passenger removal incident.
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Very strange- twitter seem to be deleting negative tweets about @united Airlines, including mine...— Jay Beecher (@Jay_Beecher) April 10, 2017
All of the controversy stems from a Chicago to Louisville flight which saw police officers forcibly drag a passenger off the plane. The incident went viral and many people discussed it on social media, with a good portion of the tweets being anti-United Airlines.
No explanation for the tweet deleting has been provided by Twitter.