Apparently, it’s totally OK to take to Twitter and declare that you’re going to attack an entire country or assassinate its leader.
According to Twitter, that’s true if you’re US President Donald Trump, even if the tweets are a violation of the micro-blogging platform’s terms of service.
Ever since Trump took office in January, the Internet has been wondering how San Francisco-based Twitter could allow the Tweeting President to routinely violate “The Twitter Rules.” The latest came when Trump labeled North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un a “Little Rocket Man” in reference to the North’s nuclear ambitions.
Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N.
If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!
— Donald J.
Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Facing criticism that Twitter’s most popular tweeter had gone too far, again, Twitter responded.
It said the president’s tweet didn’t come down, or that the president hasn’t been disappeared from Twitter, because his tweets are newsworthy.
Twitter said it is now unveiling a long-held “internal policy,” and that it would “soon update our public-facing rules to reflect it.”
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