Twitter has said it will not block world leaders or remove their "controversial tweets" amid calls to remove US President Donald Trump from the social media platform. "It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions", the company said in a blog post Friday.
Twitter had already said in September that "newsworthiness" and whether a tweet is "of public interest" are among the factors it considers before removing an account or a tweet.
The protest came after Trump kicked off the new year with a Level 5 tweetstorm, taking shots at everything from Iran's government to the "Fake News Media", but on Tuesday night the Tweeter-In-Chief chose to brag that his "nuclear button" is larger and more powerful than North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un's. "Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation due to their outsized impact on our society", the California-based company said in a blog post.
The company said Friday that it reviews all tweets, including those of world leaders.
There's been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.
"No one person's account drives Twitter's growth, or influences these decisions", Twitter said.
Protesters argue that Twitter is helping make the world less safe by giving the President a platform for his provocative statements.
Though, they did say they are "working to make Twitter the best place to see and freely discuss everything that matters", so there's that. Twitter declined to take the videos down from Trump's account - saying first that they were newsworthy, and then clarifying that they did not violate its policies.
A company spokeswoman had no immediate comment, beyond emails that were sent to those who complained that Trump's tweet violated terms of service in that it was a violent threat - this time of nuclear annihilation. This week, a tweet invoking the prospect of nuclear war escalated tensions with North Korea, but was allowed to remain on the service. And for more than a year, the company has not addressed the criticism definitively.
There are a bunch of different ways to vote for the All-Star reps, and the fan portion of the voting is open until January 15. In the west, Durant and New Orleans Pelicans pair Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are the top three in the frontcourt.
I don't play Powerball because there are too many numbers and my chances of winning are too slim. "It's fun to play", said May. This is still the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the 11th-largest jackpot in US lottery history.
KHLOE Kardashian is going through the stage that all pregnant mothers go through: agonising over baby names. She wrote on her app, "For me, health and wellness resolutions are especially important this year".
In one case a user received a first degree burn on their hand, and there were three incidents of property damage totaling $1,500. To use it, you must be running Windows and have both the Microsoft.Net Framework 4.5.2 and HP Software Framework installed.
Now Amazon is making strides to expand that trend beyond lights, door locks and televisions, and into the kitchen. Amazon confirmed the feature had gone live in the USA , with other countries to follow shortly.
But because it's on the other side of the International Date Line, New Zealand is 23 hours ahead of Hawaiian time. Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines's flight 446 experienced a bit of time travel to start off their New Year.
Trebek reports, "The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon". Then again, in 2015, he had carried out his hosting duties while being seated after getting a full knee replacement .
Mann , 24, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder. Police did not say how they caught the suspects but said they both were arrested without incident.
Earlier in the day Kyrgios came back from losing the first set to defeat former finalist Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. De Minaur will play unseeded American Ryan Harrison for a place in the final.
Players can experience the life of a hunter once more between January 19 and January 22 and even uncover some surprise in it, too. Obviously, this means you'll need to get your distance and prepare to roll once the rock-spitting starts.
The protagonist of the sequel, contrary to expectations of fans, young will not be Marston, but a completely new character. The reason that this is newsworthy, is because Coolshop proved itself accurate with the Grand Theft Auto V release date.
SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday
Musk also says that the Falcon Heavy will be "the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two". SpaceX later released photos of the vehicle being encapsulated in the rocket's payload fairing.
LG Electronics to showcase UHD beam projector at CES 2018
In fact, LG claims the ease with which the HU80KA projector can be used and installed happens to be the biggest USP of the device. With a maximum screen size of 150-inches, you're going to be thankful for every single one of 4K's 8 million plus pixels.
Colts, Raiders fire coaches Chuck Pagano, Jack Del Rio
Gruden is calling his final game of the season on Saturday, when the Titans and Chiefs meet in the wild-card round. Gruden's Raiders candidacy also complicates his current job status as Monday Night Football color commentator.
9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs
Mega Millions made a chance in October, giving you more numbers to choose from and making it harder to hit the jackpot. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.
16 injured in huge fire in the Bronx
The vast inferno broke out at 5:30am in a first-floor furniture store, leaving one person seriously injured as it spread upwards. Nigro said authorities would enter the building to determine the cause of the fire once it's deemed safe.
Ashley Young charged with violent conduct
Young's ban means he misses today's New Year's Day fixture with Everton and then the potential banana-skin FA Cup tie with Derby. Another player nearly certain to miss a few games is Ashely Young following his altercation with Dusan Tadic .