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Twitter removes Kanye West post containing Forbes editor's phone number

Twitter has removed a post by Kanye West in which he shared personal details about Forbes editor Randall Lane.

The rapper had shared private information about the journalist with his 30.9 million followers, and the now-deleted tweet received 17,000 retweets.

In the post, the controversial music star called the magazine's chief content officer a white supremacist and published his phone number, which violated the micro-blogging site's policy.

Now the post simply reads: "This Tweet is no longer available."

The post was viewable for 30 minutes before being spotted by Twitter and removed.

It comes after President Donald Trump had one of his tweets labelled as containing "manipulated media".

The app used the warning message for the first time after he shared a video of a black child running away from a white child with a fake CNN news logo on it.

The caption read: "Terrified toddler runs from racist baby."

Trump branded CNN "fake news" in the clip.

The site had previously hid another controversial Trump tweet, saying the post violated its rules about glorifying violence.

Speaking in reference to the recent riots in the US, Trump said: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

But the message was hidden behind a warning that read: "Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."

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