Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Thousands Call On Twitter To Ban Trump For Threats Of Violence (Nuclear War)

Thousands of Twitter users reported @realDonaldTrump for violations of Twitter's Terms of Service which prohibits threats of violence. Trump used Twitter to threaten the use of a nuclear device against North Korea, an action which could result in the deaths of millions.

UPDATE January 5, 2018: Twitter responds:

World Leaders on Twitter
By Twitter Inc.
Friday, 5 January 2018 

There’s been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.
Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society.
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.
We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly. 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.
We are working to make Twitter the best place to see and freely discuss everything that matters. We believe that’s the best way to help our society make progress.

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