Twitter shares why it wouldn’t ban political figures – even after “controversial” tweets

    After Donald Trump’s war-provoking tweet to Kim Jon-Un, many called for the social media company to ban the president’s Twitter account. As before, his tweets have been accused of stirring violence and threats all around the globe – but, Twitter has always been hesitant to act. Now via a blog post, the company shared the reason why it won’t block accounts or remove controversial tweets, from not just President Trump, but from any key figure in politics.

    The company stated, “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

    Furthermore, it was highlighted that the tweets by world leaders are reviewed by the company. Twitter writes, “We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly.”

    Even though no particular name was mentioned but judging from the current situation, President Trump seems to be, who made the company clarify.

    Some words on the streets are that Twitter doesn’t censor Donald Trump’s tweets because of the company’s benefit and popularity increase. However, the likely response shunned down the claims. As expressed, “No one person’s account drives Twitter’s growth or influences these decisions. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind.”

    All in all, it can be said that the tweets won’t be going anywhere soon.

    Source: The Guardian

    Talha Saqib
    Talha Saqib
    Founder of Retrology. Been actively following the gaming and media industry for the past 15 years. Also, a full-time software engineer. My day-to-day tasks include writing, editing, strategizing content, managing my team, and handling the complete back-end.
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