Twitter won’t block world leaders

Twit­ter, on why they won’t sus­pend Trump (or oth­er world lead­ers) accounts.

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.

World lead­ers are of course, com­plete­ly allowed to block Twit­ter users.

At least there is clar­i­ty though, that if your in a posi­tion of pow­er, then you get treat­ed differently.

Theres been sug­ges­tion that if this is the case, world lead­ers should­n’t be allowed to block indi­vid­ual oth­ers.

Its worth remem­ber­ing that Twit­ter can do this as a pri­vate com­pa­ny, they can set their own rules. Its a pri­vate space thats treat­ed as a pub­lic space, and we need to decide how ok we are with that.

Theres always anoth­er option.

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