Twitter will not ban President Buhari, other world leaders

Apparently you can say anything you like on Twitter and get away with as long as you are a world leader – like US President Donald Trump who had been targeted frequently by Twitter users asking the company to block his account for violating many of the platform’s policies.

Responding, Twitter said it 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,” Twitter stated.

“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.

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“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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