"It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions", the company said in its statement. In September, you might remember, Twitterdefended its decision to keep Trump's account intact when the president tweeted something else that was interpreted as a threat to North Korea. Nobody wants to end up in a nuclear war just because the president has an itchy Twitter finger.
Twitter has also emphasised its use as a place to see what's happening and says it's easier for the social media company to deliver on its mission if influential people like Trump start discussions there.
Friday's statement left open the possibility however that Twitter could remove specific tweets from political leaders which violate its policies.
Since Trump rode Twitter all the way to the presidency, the social media company has fielded calls to strip Trump of his social-media megaphone. Which is why Twitter recently clarified that its rules on threats of violence do not apply to military or government entities. "Trump highlights the structural problem with our current nuclear launch approval process".
Twitter Defends Its Refusal to Suspend Trump's Account
There have been repeated calls for Twitter to ban the United States president, who regularly uses the platform to attack his critics.
However, there was one account that everyone was wondering why Twitter wasn't reprimanding in any way.
Twitter says it reviews tweets by leaders within their political context, and enforces rules accordingly. Following the president's retweeting of violent videos, Twitter initially responded to inquiries as to why those were allowed to remain up by saying some videos can if they are newsworthy or of public interest. The most clear-cut example is Trump, whose sometimes inflammatory tweets have ignited debate about how the company enforces its rules that ban actions like harassment and death threats. Banning world leaders from the platform might be a loss for them, but it would be a clear win for humanity: minuscule costs with conceivably civilization-saving benefits. As Slate's Will Oremus wrote this week: "If [Trump] couldn't poke Kim Jong-un on Twitter, surely he'd find some other way to do so".
According to Twitter, the ability to "see and freely discuss everything that matters", including Trump's tweets about the size of his - cough - nuclear button, is "the best way to help our society make progress".
Remember Mad Catz? They're Making A Comeback
The original company was headquartered in San Diego, while this new iteration is based out of Hong Kong. Word is, the Chinese factories that produced Mad Catz products got together to resurrect the brand .
Officials said nothing leads them to believe the fire is connected to Moore and the sexual abuse allegations, NBC News reported. Multiple neighbors witnessed a young man known for public intoxication walking around the house during the time of the fire.
The 54-year-old native of Sandusky, OH has been out of the coaching ranks since the conclusion of the 2008 season. The Raiders will still be in Oakland for the upcoming season before their eventual move to Las Vegas.
I felt I pulled him in the middle of his jersey, and I came down with a hand full of hair". "By no means did I expect that". Tierney tied it with 1:42 left in the period. "You forget about it and keep battling", Andersen said of his miscue.
They also clashed when Piers asked her about how her "physique" has changed in "certain areas" from when she was living as a man. Piers, whose interview with Caitlyn will air on Thursday night, defended his comment much to Caitlyn's annoyance.
In October past year , actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, revealed: "We're filming right up until the summer". The new season is executive produced by Benioff and Weiss along with Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, and Carolyn Strauss.
A public opinion study carried out by Gallup in October 2017 shows that 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana. In California, the business is estimated to bring in $1 billion a year in tax money within the next several years.
Serena Williams' coach has backed her decision to miss the Australian Open after admitting she wasn't yet ready to compete. Serb Novak Djokovic , a six-time Australian Open champion, may also miss out with an elbow injury.
So far, 47 flights have been canceled at the Cleveland Hopkins airport and 36 flights have been delayed. The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported almost 4,800 canceled flights across the United States.
Jimmy Iovine May Leave Apple in August
Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple Music in August according to sources in a story reported by Billboard . The music industry icon joined Apple in mid-2014 after the tech titan purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion .
Deaths from cancer continue to decline in US
Some states in the report, such as NY and MA , have seen the racial mortality gap disappear for whites and blacks over 65. Early detection and treatment has also helped drive declines, the report states.
Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina
The Interior Health Authority confirmed four residents at care facilities have died so far during influenza outbreaks this season. That represented the highest level of flu-related deaths since DHHS began providing victim totals in 2008.
Khloé Kardashian Has Revealed Her Baby Name Plans!
A beaming Khloe has made her first public appearance since the announcement, and she definitely has that gorgeous pregnancy glow. However, she did go as far as to say that any girls names would begin with either a K or a T, in true Kardashian style.
When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop?
A massive storm bearing down on the East Coast could bring record-breaking freezing temperatures and snow. The weather service issued a coastal flood warning for the eastern coast of MA .
LG HU80KA 4K UHD Projecter All Set for CES 2018 Debut
The company hails its mirrorless I-shaped engine technology for being able to attain the compact size and design of the projector. It is also preloaded with WebOS 3.5 Smart TV interface, that allows users to access popular online streaming services.
Access to entire Aadhaar database on sale for just Rs 500
In a counter argument, the authority said that a mere display of demographic information could not be misused without biometrics. This investigation has managed to uncover a major data breach and an operation that has been running for at least six months.
CAD renders of new flagship phones leaked?
There will be dual 15-megapixel selfie sensors on the Xperia XA2 Ultra, according to Evan Blass . All three new Xperias have fingerprint scanners on the back, in a first for Sony smartphones.