Jun 27, 2019

Twitter will hide rule-breaking politicians' tweets

Twitter says it will hide tweets by world leaders and politicians that break its rules but have been left online "In the public interest". Tweets from prominent government officials that break the platform's rules but have been left online will be hidden behind a notice. In the past, Twitter has defended some of its decisions by saying the tweets in question were "Newsworthy". Although Twitter decided the post was newsworthy, there was no indication of this on the Twitter app or website. Twitter said in some cases - such as direct and immediate threats of violence - the tweets would still be removed.

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