We're not going to ban Donald Trump

06 January, 2018, 04:00 | Author: Elena Summers
  • Carlos Barria  Reuters
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office

Twitter released a statement Friday after a number of Twitter users said the January 2 tweet threatening nuclear war violated Twitter's revised Terms of Service, launching a campaign to stomp out violent threats on their platform, often by shutting down offending accounts.

Twitter made the statement after a swell of outrage over Mr Trump's tweets this week, in which he boasted that he had a "nuclear button" that was "much bigger" and "more powerful" than North Korea's, denounced his former strategist Stephen Bannon and derided the mainstream media.

For more than a year, Twitter has faced censure for allowing President Donald Trump to use its service to say whatever he wants. "Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should see and debate".

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the "Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times".

Ultimately, Twitter said Friday, prohibiting world leaders from using its service would be ineffective, because it would "not silence" them but "would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions". The post never names Trump. Trump's repeated Twitter attacks on individuals and businesses have led numerous president's critics to argue that he has violated the platform's rules.

"Some activists said Twitter should have banned Trump and one group projected images on the company's headquarters with a message "@jack is #complicit", a reference to chief executive Jack Dorsey and "Ban @realDonaldTrump".

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In an interview with U.S. broadcaster Voice of America, Pence said the president's leadership on the world stage has resulted in "measurable progress", especially on the issue of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

"No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions", writes Twitter.

This is the first official response from Twitter on its policy regarding Trump and other world leaders.

While plenty of Trump's older tweets dabble in online harassment, it sounds like anything goes for world leaders so long as they're elected.

In its statement, Twitter said that the company existed to "serve and help advance the global, public conversation" and therefore would not remove content from elected world leaders. "We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind", it added. We believe that's the best way to help our society make progress.

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