Twitter has put US President Donald Trump - and other world leaders - on notice with a clarification of its rules, letting one of the platform's most popular users know that it can cut off his ability to go viral at any time. " Context is key to the latter, Twitter explained, claiming "commentary on political and foreign policy issues would likely not result in enforcement" - but "likely" leaves the door open to the president being deplatformed for his usual belligerent posturing, should Twitter decide his latest tweetstorm doesn't qualify as political commentary". The aim is to create a space for public conversation and information, the company said, and it wants to ensure that people can join in that conversation "freely and safely".
Under pressure from Democrats to take action against Trump's account, Twitter said that it would take action against a world leader's account only if it was used to threaten an individual, promote terrorism or self-harm, or post private information like a phone number.
Twitter says world leaders are not above the service's policies. It has largely resisted the intense pressure to do so, even when it seemed that Trump's tweets might have fallen afoul of Twitter's rules if they had been sent by anyone else. Trump also faced intense criticism for a tweet in which he arguably encouraged violence against CNN and for amplifying racist misinformation by British hate figures.
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In one instance, the president said on Twitter that the unnamed whistleblower might be a spy.
"We need a civil society, not a civil war", she wrote.
"We will err toward removal where there is evidence the content may be leading to actual or likely offline harm", Twitter said in the blog post. A spokesman for Harris' campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Elizabeth Warren to join her in demanding that Twitter shut down Trump's account as "a matter of safety and corporate accountability" on the topic of powerful technology companies. "However, Twitter has determined it may be in the public's interest for the tweet to remain available".
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In June, Twitter said it planned to roll out a feature to hide abusive tweets from world leaders behind warning labels, rather than scrubbing them from the platform, because the messages are newsworthy.
"Our goal is to enforce our rules judiciously and impartially", Twitter said.
WASHINGTON: Twitter said Tuesday world leaders are "not above" the rules of the online platform and could see their messages removed or demoted for egregious conduct violating its terms of service. The feature has yet to be used against any world leader's account, including Trump's.
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Twitter assess reported Tweets from world leaders against the Twitter Rules, which are created to ensure people can participate in the public conversation freely and safely.