Twitter confirm that they hold "World Leaders" to a different standard on 'controversial tweets' 3 years ago

Twitter confirm that they hold "World Leaders" to a different standard on 'controversial tweets'

When they say "World Leaders", we all know who they're really talking about...

There had been a lot of discussion lately around Twitter's enforcing of their Terms Of Service when it came to tweets and Twitter users.


In 2017 alone, they had to explain why they removed Rose McGowan's account, but they also started making a stand against hate speech by banning some of the Britain First accounts.

However, there was one account that everyone was wondering why Twitter wasn't reprimanding in any way.

You know the one we mean.

The one that seems to routinely enjoy the idea of potentially kicking off a nuclear war with the leader of North Korea.

Well, the folks at Twitter finally addressed the issue on their blog, stating the following:

There’s been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.

Twitter 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.


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.

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.

So there you have it.

If they delete the tweets or the tweeter talking about launching nuclear weapons, then the other people on Twitter wouldn't get to see the tweets and then tweet about those tweets.