Twitter makes it clear: Donald Trump will not be banned from platform

Donald Trump

"It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".

Dorsey also said that an article in Slate this week, headlined "Let Trump Tweet", by senior technology writer Will Oremus, "captures some of the issues". Twitter just pretended that there's some sort of epidemic of "political figures and world leaders" misbehaving on Twitter-when in fact there's an epidemic of Donald Trump misbehaving on Twitter. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., "would do anything" for campaign contributions from Trump before he ran for president and his spat with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over their respective "nuclear buttons". However, the company has repeatedly said it takes "newsworthiness" into account when weighing whether to take action against an account that might otherwise violate its terms of service.

The remark led to an immediate debate over whether Mr. Trump had broken Twitter's rules and whether the platform should bar him from posting. Which is why Twitter recently clarified that its rules on threats of violence do not apply to military or government entities.

Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called the tweet "highly stupid", and said that it had increased "the chances of North Korea making a fatal miscalculation and using nuclear weapons first". Trump is the only world leader now wrapped up in this conversation at all.

Twitter says it reviews tweets by leaders within their political context, and enforces rules accordingly. Instead, Twitter said it is working to remain as unbiased as possible with the public interest in mind. No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions.

Because of these occasional forays into digital lunacy, folks have often petitioned the service to remove Trump from its list of users, often messaging CEO Jack Dorsey directly.

While North Korea and South Korea have plans to work on their relationship ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics, Trump is poking his unhinged counterpart on the other side of the world.

According to Twitter, the ability to "see and freely discuss everything that matters", including Trump's tweets about the size of his - cough - nuclear button, is "the best way to help our society make progress".

Twitter and President Donald Trump go together like peanut butter and jelly, or death and taxes.

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