Twitter issues statement explaining why the company hasn’t banned Donald Trump

KC Orcutt

 // Jan 7, 2018

President Donald Trump's Twitter account has inspired countless outcries and multiple petitions, with many Americans calling for the social media site to suspend his account for a variety of reasons, such as inciting violence and invoking the prospect of nuclear war.

Twitter has finally responded to the situation, issuing a formal statement on the matter and explaining why they haven't yet banned the current POTUS from using their site.

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"There's been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance," the statement, which was published on Twitter's blog, reads. "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 see and debate. We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly."

In addition to reiterating its policies, the company also addressed the claim that they haven't blocked Trump due to his massive following playing a role in garnering ad revenue and attention for the platform.

"No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions," the company added. "We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind."

Take a look at Twitter's recent statement in full here.

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