Oct 16, 2019

Twitter tweaks rules after calls to ban Trump

Twitter has said if politicians break its rules, their tweets may be quarantined, meaning users cannot reply to it, "Like" it or share it. The tweaked rules follow renewed pressure from Democrats to remove US President Donald Trump from the platform. Twitter said it was in "The public interest" to not remove politicians' tweets. Twitter said: "Direct interactions with fellow public figures, comments on political issues of the day, or foreign policy sabre-rattling on economic or military issues are generally not in violation of the Twitter rules." Many Democrats have said President Trump's tweets do threaten individuals, pointing to a series of recent ones aimed at the anonymous "Whistleblower" whose allegations kick-started impeachment moves against the president.

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