Twitter Shares Statement on Why Trump Still Hasn't Been Banned

06 January, 2018, 03:05 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Twitter Shares Statement on Why Trump Still Hasn't Been Banned

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

On Thursday Trump turned to Twitter again to claim credit.

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.

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The media's non-stop meltdown following President Trump's refusal to appease North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was on full display Wednesday, with comedian Joy Behar saying Trump needs to be "medicated and hospitalized" before he "just kills all of us". "It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions", the company said in a blog post Friday.

"Resistance SF captioned the photo: "@jack breaks the rules of his own company, Twitter, to amplify a madman and endanger the world.

Two senior Democratic senators asked the country's intelligence chief Thursday to assess the national security risks of President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea.

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"Exposure to different viewpoints can help people learn from one another, become more tolerant, and make decisions about the type of society we want to live in."

In his tweet Tuesday evening that sparked the latest controversy, Mr. Trump wrote of North Korea's Kim Jong Un: "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

"To help ensure people have an opportunity to see every side of an issue, there may be the rare occasion when we allow controversial content or behavior which may otherwise violate our Rules to remain on our service because we believe there is a legitimate public interest in its availability."

Trump's tweet about the US" nuclear arsenal has now received over 485,000 "Likes' and more than 190,000 retweets.

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