Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders

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Twitter has previously responded to complaints about Trump's account by saying that certain users' tweets have a "newsworthiness" value that makes it important to stay online and inform the network's global conversation.

"Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", Twitter said.

In a blog post Friday, Twitter said it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements were "controversial" because of a need to promote discussions about public policy.

An activist group in San Francisco is calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for being "complicit" in President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's tweet boasting about the size and strength of his nuclear launch button.

The group says Trump's recent message directed at North Korean leader Kim Jung Un is a violation of that rule.

The company said that it does review tweets by world leaders and enforces its rules accordingly, leaving open the possibility that it could take down some material posted by them.

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"Resistance SF captioned the photo: "@jack breaks the rules of his own company, Twitter, to amplify a madman and endanger the world.

Despite the countless times he's violated Twitter's terms of service, Donald Trump remains on the social media site with no repercussions for his actions.

Twitter released a statement Friday after a number of Twitter users said the January 2 tweet threatening nuclear war violated Twitter's revised Terms of Service, launching a campaign to stomp out violent threats on their platform, often by shutting down offending accounts.

It added: "We work hard to remain unbiased with the public interest in mind".

Jack Dorsey has defended his decision to allow the President to continue using Twitter, stating that President Trump's tweets were "newsworthy".