Twitter explains why it hasn't banned President Trump

Twitter explains why it hasn't banned President Trump

In a statement "World Leaders on Twitter", the platform said it would not remove world leaders or censor their tweets because of their "outsized impact" on society.

Twitter made no specific reference to Trump or his tweet this week saying he has a "nuclear button" which is "bigger and more powerful" than that of North Korea's.

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.

Some Twitter users have called, repeatedly, for the social network to block President Donald Trump's account - but a new statement from Twitter essentially says that is not going to happen.

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Some people think Twitter should suspend President Trump after a controversial tweet earlier this week that seemed to threaten nuclear action against North Korea.

"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".

"Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation due to their outsized impact on our society", the post said. Further, Twitter stated that a decision to shut down an account controlled by a country's leader "would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".

But according to Twitter's ever-evolving and sometimes seemingly contradictory rules, Trump's threat was too vague.

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In an interview with United States 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. "We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind", it added.

A company spokeswoman had no immediate comment, beyond emails that were sent to those who complained that Trump's tweet violated terms of service in that it was a violent threat - this time of nuclear annihilation.

We are working to make Twitter the best place to see and freely discuss everything that matters.

This is the first official response from Twitter on its policy regarding Trump and other world leaders. "We believe that's the best way to help our society make progress", it said. "Any time we have any leader tweet, including Trump, there's a very interesting and thriving conversation".

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