Twitter explains why it won't block Trump

In the past, after receiving many inquiries as to why no action has been taken against Trump's account, Twitter updated its policies to explain why it won't ban him.

"We request that the assessment address the likely North Korean response to the President's January 2 tweet and the President's other threatening tweets and statements, and whether this rhetoric serves as a deterrent or a provocation".

There's been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.

The media's non-stop meltdown following President Trump's refusal to appease North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was on full display Wednesday, with comedian Joy Behar saying Trump needs to be "medicated and hospitalized" before he "just kills all of us". "Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation due to their outsized impact on our society", they wrote.

"Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", Twitter said in a post on a corporate blog.

In an interview with United States broadcaster Voice of America, Pence said the president's leadership on the world stage has resulted in "measurable progress", especially on the issue of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Ultimately, Twitter said Friday, prohibiting world leaders from using its service would be ineffective, because it would "not silence" them but "would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".

Protesters went after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday night using a projected message on the side of Twitter's main headquarters in San Francisco.

"No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions", the company added. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind.

The group called Resistance SF accused Dorsey of "endangering the world" and violating its own rules by not banning Trump. Twitter users are reporting Trump's "nuclear button tweet" to the company. Would Kim Jong-un? According to this, it sounds like yes. Most users can't back up their casual threats with a nuclear arsenal, so it's safe to say that the Trump Twitter situation poses some uniquely weighty questions.

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