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TWITTER Explains Why It Won’t Ban Donald Trump: “It would hide important information from people.”

Via Twitter’s corporate blog:

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

Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society.

Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. 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. No one person’s account drives Twitter’s growth, or influences these decisions. We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind.

We are 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.

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1 thought on “TWITTER Explains Why It Won’t Ban Donald Trump: “It would hide important information from people.””

  1. Hi will,

    I’ve followed your site for a long time. I have agreed with every one of your posts. However what the twitter honchos are really saying here is the more this monster keeps tweeting, the more his mental depravity is exposed and works against him. Especially with his core base. Because deep down they know this mf is not their savior…with that being said, on a personal note, I like nothing more than watching him screw over that base. Because I am dumbfounded at the stupidity some people in this country posses, voting for a pussy grabbing, female fat shaming, rape is a pre existing, you all just got a lot richer, transgender banning, I would date my daughter, paper towel throwing, gay hating, minority hating, I have a big penis (eww), punish women for abortions, sacrificed as much as a solider killed in war, Roy more Roger Ailes supporting, fake news loving……embarrassment. #the true despicable and deplorable…..

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