Twitter Warns President Trump

  • 2018-09-05
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Twitter Warns President Trump
Twitter issues a warning to President Trump, stating that even he is not immune to being kicked off the platform if his tweets contain abusive content.

According to Politico:

Twitter said Tuesday that not even President Donald Trump is immune from being kicked off the platform if his tweets cross a line with abusive behavior.

The social media company's rules against vitriolic tweets offer leeway for world leaders whose statements are newsworthy, but that "is not a blanket exception for the president or anyone else," Twitter legal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde told POLITICO in an interview alongside CEO Jack Dorsey

Trump regularly uses Twitter to heap abuse on his perceived enemies and at times raise the specter of violence, such as when he tweeted last year that if North Korean leaders continued with their rhetoric at the time, "they won’t be around much longer!” Critics say the tweets violate Twitter’s terms of service and warrant punitive action.

Dorsey, who's due to testify before two congressional committees Wednesday about his company's content practices, said he receives notifications on his phone for Trump's Twitter account. But asked if he would weigh in personally to remove Trump from the platform, he declined to get into specifics.

Twitter has been accused of silencing conservative speech and is under Congressional scrutiny over that. It is unclear if Twitter will remedy the issue and allow for conservatives to be given the same deference as liberals.

 Source: TTN

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