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Lots of people think that Twitter should suspend President Trump because some of his tweets seemingly break Twitter’s terms of service. For example, some of them make specific threats of violence at a person or group.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” 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 & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018

On Friday, Twitter published a short blog post explaining why it won’t be suspending President Trump’s personal Twitter account, though it did not mention him by name.

“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” the company wrote in Friday’s post. “It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

“We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly,” the post continued.

Basically: you might not agree with Trump’s tweets, but they are the from the president, so the rules are a little bit different than they are for other users.

The post is not attributed to any Twitter executive or employee. Instead, it is credited to “Twitter, Inc.”

You can read Twitter’s entire post here.


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