Twitter says it won't bar world leaders from platform

The ban hammer Twitter should use on Trump’s account but never will

The ban hammer Twitter should use on Trump’s account but never will

The statement comes after concerns were raised over United States President Donald Trump's online posts that critics say violate Twitter's terms of service due to their provocative nature.

Twitter appeared to clear up any confusion over whether it might block the account of President Donald Trump, publishing a blog post on Friday that said removing content from world leaders would "hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions".

"Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

In a short blog post, the company said blocking a world leader would undermine its role as a service advancing what it called a "public conversation". Twitter has now offered an explanation as to why it hasn't banned President Trump from its platform.

But Twitter apparently is reinforcing what it said in late September after defending why it didn't remove a series of controversial tweets from Trump about North Korea that those country's officials interpreted as a "declaration of war".

The activist group Color of Change launched a petition, calling for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to kick Trump off the platform.

It is debatable whether Trump did in fact violate user policy on Twitter, but it has raised some important questions.

Twitter has been under growing pressure to rein in Trump, who has been accused of inciting violence and raising nuclear tensions with North Korea using his favorite mode of communication.

According to the statement, Twitter views its role as a platform for global and public conversation.

Every time Trump posts under vulgar and nasty tweet, especially one that might trigger a dictator to fire the first salvo of World War III, it's tempting to demand that Twitter to block Trump's account.

Twitter said it it "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. "We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind", it added.

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