Friday, 22 June, 2018

Twitter says Trump can not be banned due to world leader status

Protestors project '@jack is #complicit' on Twitter HQ after Trump's latest nuclear threat Twitter says Trump can not be banned due to world leader status
Sammy Stanley | 09 January, 2018, 12:04

The masthead of USA president Donald Trump's Twitter account.

The social media tech giant - which allows users to send relatively short text messages, photos and similar graphics to "followers" - said, "Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate". The most clear-cut example is Trump, whose sometimes inflammatory tweets have ignited debate about how the company enforces its rules that ban actions like harassment and death threats.

Two things stand out about the foreign policy messages Trump has posted on Twitter since taking office: How far they veer from the traditional ways American Presidents express themselves, let alone handle diplomacy.

Twitter made a statement after a swell of outrage over Mr. Trump's tweets in which he boasted about having a "much bigger" and "more powerful" button than North Korea.

The company has maintained that the U.S. president's tweets are newsworthy.

"Executive Time": White House Rebrands the Hours Trump Spends on Twitter
The White House has denounced Wolff's book in the strongest terms, dubbing it "trashy tabloid fiction". According to Axios , executive time consists of "watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting ".

On Friday, the company explained in a blog post that it draws a distinction between "world leaders" and others in terms of how it decides whether their posts violate its terms of service.

Every time Trump posts under vulgar and nasty tweet, especially one that might trigger a dictator to fire the first salvo of World War III, it's tempting to demand that Twitter to block Trump's account.

The blog post comes as Twitter faces mounting criticism over its refusal to take any action against President Trump after he posted a tweet earlier this week taunting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. A group had staged a protest outside Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, alleging that the microblogging website was "complicit" in Trump's tweets that "endanger the world".

Twitter has also emphasised its use as a place to see what's happening and says it's easier for the social media company to deliver on its mission if influential people like Trump start discussions there.

Trump's latest Twitter rant that included boasting about the economy, attacking the media and claiming that the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russians "has proven to be a total hoax".

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