Twitter Says Accounts of World Leaders Have Special Status

Twitter Says Accounts of World Leaders Have Special Status

Twitter Says Accounts of World Leaders Have Special Status

Twitter has previously responded to complaints about Trump's account by saying that certain users' tweets have a "newsworthiness" value that makes it important to stay online and inform the network's global conversation.

In a vague post called "World Leaders on Twitter", Twitter awkwardly sidestepped the controversy over whether Trump's Twitter account violates its terms of service altogether, instead asserting that it doesn't matter if a world leader violates its terms of service - they should have a home on the platform nonetheless.

The protest came after Trump kicked off the new year with a Level 5 tweetstorm, taking shots at everything from Iran's government to the "Fake News Media", but on Tuesday night the Tweeter-In-Chief chose to brag that his "nuclear button" is larger and more powerful than North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un's.

The Verge reports that left-wing activists have focused on Jack Dorsey, accusing the Twitter CEO of being complicit in President Donald Trump's actions by giving him a platform to tweet and spread his message.

During a speech that Kim Jong-un gave on New Year's Day, he warned the USA that North Korea's nuclear forces have been "completed", and his launch button was always in reach.

Twitter's rules "prohibit promoting violence against or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of their group characteristics, as well as engaging in abusive behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another person's voice".

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For example, Twitter in November declined to remove videos that Trump retweeted that were originally shared by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of a far-right group in Britain called Britain First.

There's been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.

We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly.

"No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions", the company added. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind.

Twitter declined to elaborate on its blog post.

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