Twitter has made it clear that it would not be blocking world leaders, mainly Donald Trump. This announcement came after many Twitter users highlighted that President’s tweets does not follow Twitter guidelines.
Recently Donald Trump threatened North Korea with a nuclear war, he mentioned in a tweet that he has got a nuclear button on his desk which is bigger and powerful than Kim’s nuclear bomb, and it even works.
This tweet saw much of an uproar with Congress members getting outraged, so twitter was again called upon to square its rules prohibiting violent or abusive speech with messages that could fuel international conflict.
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They wrote a blog post titled “World Leaders on Twitter”, in this pot they have stated that if they block world leaders from twitter it will only hide important information from people that they should be able to debate on.
With Trump often tweeting major controversial statements Twitter tries to come up with a different explanation every time.
Twitter has strengthened its policy and guidelines and is often punishing accounts spreading hate speech and accounts going against its guidelines by removing their verified badges and blocking them.