Forums - Politics Discussion - Twitter statement reveals why it won't ban Trump over his controversial tweets

Twitter Inc. said it will not block world leaders from its social media platform because they play a critical role in global and public conversations. Friday's statement comes after some Twitter users have called on the company to ban President Trump for tweets that they say encourage violence, even stoking fears of a nuclear war between the U.S. and North Korea.

"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," the company said in a blog post Friday.

Twitter said the company reviews tweets by world leaders "within the political context that defines them" and then "[enforces] our rules accordingly."

Twitter has come under fire in the past for falling short when it comes to reining in bullying, threats and hate speech. It has repeatedly promised to improve its policies and has issued a succession of new rules aimed at reducing abuse on the platform. Twitter's rules "prohibit promoting violence against or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of their group characteristics, as well 

 

Read the rest at the link below.

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-statement-trump-world-leaders-controversial-tweets/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0g&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a51db3e04d3017e257e284d&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Same could be said about many people, they still get banned.



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Good points. Not that anything he said on Twitter has changed public opinion about him at all.



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Yes let's silence all we disagree with. A very good policy.



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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
Yes let's silence all we disagree with. A very good policy.

Way to put a spin on "You can't threaten violence on our platform"



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Because what else are our newspapers going to use as a source? Actual journalism?



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ArchangelMadzz said:
DonFerrari said:
Yes let's silence all we disagree with. A very good policy.

Way to put a spin on "You can't threaten violence on our platform"

Nope, not talking about Twitter, but the people that are avid to request others to be shut down.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Why not just say, the president is above the law. No need to dance around it.



ArchangelMadzz said:
DonFerrari said:
Yes let's silence all we disagree with. A very good policy.

Way to put a spin on "You can't threaten violence on our platform"

people are now conflating speech with violence so he does have a good point

https://www.dailywire.com/news/21128/watch-berkeley-students-chant-speech-violence-frank-camp#exit-modal

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/452547/college-students-speech-can-be-violence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-chilling-study-shows-how-hostile-college-students-are-toward-free-speech/2017/09/18/cbb1a234-9ca8-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.3e6783821017



That's a good reason to keep him unbanned.



DonFerrari said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

Way to put a spin on "You can't threaten violence on our platform"

Nope, not talking about Twitter, but the people that are avid to request others to be shut down.

The people that are avid for Twitter to enforce their own rules?



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