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After all, can Twitter or not ban politicians?

by Ace Damon
After all, can Twitter or not ban politicians?

Leaders of world-relevant nations and presidents of countries or organizations can use their personal account on social networks to talk about work and personal topics. Often, however, some of these people are criticized for their too-informal approach on websites, even making threats and promoting hate speech.

The problem is that the presence of these figures is important on these platforms, which puts technology companies in a tricky situation. Could Twitter, for example, suspend or even ban the account of politicians from any country for violation of coexistence rules and terms of use?

The issue has been raised among Democratic presidential candidates, especially by Kamala Harris. The senator said that President Donald Trump's profile should have been deleted long ago by aggressive and provocative language. In response, without directly quoting the president, Twitter elucidated on your blog what should be the conduct of any politician on the site.

Above the law?

On the one hand, Twitter claims that the presence of politicians' personal profiles is "unprecedented new territory" and that everything should be analyzed very carefully, observing the language used and not just possible interpretations. In addition, the site states that by analyzing interactions with public figures and tweets about current topics by these big names, it can be concluded that no one so far violates the site's rules. That is, not all complaints will be justified or answered immediately.

However, the network reinforces: these politicians' accounts are not above Twitter's usage policies. Thus, they may also be suspended or have posts deleted. However, if the information contained in the post is "of public interest", it is more likely to remain in the air to avoid accusations of censorship or bias.

That is, in most cases, absolutely any account can be sanctioned if it falls into the following areas: promotion of terrorism; clear and direct threats of violence against an individual; post private information from others; post intimate photos or videos without the consent of those involved; child abuse and exploitation behaviors; and encourage or promote self-harm or suicide.


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